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Century-old Los Feliz house not deemed historic, could be demolished
Century-old Los Feliz house not deemed historic, could be demolished

A century-old house in Los Feliz -- one of the few remaining residences designed by the firm of Los Angeles City Hall architect A.C. Martin -- could face the wrecking ball after a city commission decided Thursday not to recommend making it a historic monument. Such a designation would have given it added protection against alteration and demolition. The Kenmore Avenue home, known as the Bartlett house, was designed in the American Colonial Revival style, with Tuscan columns, green rooftop shingles and a balconette below its second floor. A curve in its roof, overlooking the entrance, has the look of a raised eyebrow. It was built for Oswald Bartlett, a Hamburger's Department Store...

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