On Saving Landmarks

Sam Hall Kaplan's columns are a delight, and his "Preserve Those Buildings, Already!" (Oct. 16) tops them all.

Los Angeles is too much a Johnny-come-lately metropolis to sacrifice its handful of historical relics on the altar of crass commercialism!

With Sam, I pray that the Pan Pacific Auditorium and all the other lovely old structures remaining to us will not meet the same fate as the marvelous Venice canals, Angel's Flight and the thrilling cantilevered railway up to the Alpine resort atop Mt. Lowe, overlooking pre-smog Altadena!

DR. MARVIN H. LEAF

Los Angeles

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