A turn-of-the-century Glendale house that was scheduled for demolition was moved instead to a vacant lot in the West Adams District early Friday as part of a city program to preserve historic structures and provide quality, affordable housing.
The two-story, three-bedroom clapboard house, built in 1902, will be restored by a nonprofit carpentry training group at its new location in West Adams, a neighborhood with many buildings erected in the early 1900s.
“This is a preservation effort to save endangered structures in the city and in surrounding areas,” said Edward Saulet, a Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency project manager. “It is also educational, where we bring on a consultant to train individuals on how to preserve, restore and maintain a historical structure.”
Once the restoration is complete, the agency will sell the home to a moderate-income family selected in a lottery, officials said.
Two other historic homes--from Torrance and Claremont--have been moved to West Adams through the CRA’s Move-On Historic Pilot Demonstration Program. A fourth home is being sought to complete the $780,000 program.