Dutton's Brentwood Books is now one step closer to official landmark status. As we mentioned earlier this week, an LA City Council panel met yesterday to vote whether or not to recommend the building be designated a historic-cultural monument. The panel approved the recommendation 2-1 and now gets passed along for a vote by the full council. The designation process has the support of neighborhood and preservation heavyweights including the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Cultural Heritage Commission, the Office of Historic Resources, the Brentwood Community Council, and Bill Rosendahl. Opposed? Building owner, billionaire Charles Munger. Of course, designation doesn't save the building outright from demolition, just makes it a little harder for Munger to tear it down.
· L.A. panel supports landmark status for site of Dutton's bookstore [LA Times]