Beverly Hills tear-down
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Former Ira Gershwin home: a victim of ‘buy and demolish’

The home (center) at 1021 N. Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills where lyricist Ira Gershwin once lived. (Google Earth)
The 1021 N. Roxbury Drive residence where Gershwin lived, wrote and entertained Hollywood royalty.  (Gerald Weathers)
The house at 1021 N. Roxbury Drive. (Nancy Gershwin )
The home’s demolished pool. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
The former home is now the site of debris. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Demolition crews pile recyclable debris from the site. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
The Gershwin home, at 1019 N. Roxbury Drive, in mid-demolition. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
The Beverly Hills Hotel has been designated by the city a local landmark. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
The Greystone Mansion has been designated by the city of Beverly Hills a local landmark. ( Los Angeles Times)
The Witch’s House has been designated by the city of Beverly Hills a local landmark. (Los Angeles Times)
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