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

Beverly Hills tear-down
The home (center) at 1021 N. Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills where lyricist Ira Gershwin once lived. (Google Earth)
History is history
The 1021 N. Roxbury Drive residence where Gershwin lived, wrote and entertained Hollywood royalty.  (Gerald Weathers)
Another view
The house at 1021 N. Roxbury Drive. (Nancy Gershwin )
Out of the pool
The home’s demolished pool. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Concrete jungle
The former home is now the site of debris. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Headed for recycling
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)
Beverly Hills Hotel
The Beverly Hills Hotel has been designated by the city a local landmark. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Greystone Mansion
The Greystone Mansion has been designated by the city of Beverly Hills a local landmark. ( Los Angeles Times)
Witch’s House
The Witch’s House has been designated by the city of Beverly Hills a local landmark. (Los Angeles Times)