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Restoration Brings Life Back to Bukowski Bungalows

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A Curbed reader has good news to report for the preservation minded reader. "On Saturday I happened to pass by the old Bukowski bungalow at 5124 DeLongpre (near Normandie), and was surprised to see workers on the site replacing the windows. I got out and took a little walk around the property and noticed that the inside walls also appeared to have been freshly painted. I asked the workers if it was ok to walk through the building, and they said yes. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me. These photos were taken this morning (08-11-08). The last I had heard, the site was declared a Historic landmark by the city. Hadn't really heard too much about it lately. The website dedicated to its preservation does not seem to be working."

A quick check of building permits at the City of LA also reports the following work:

Building/Alteration Report Issued, 7/10/08
"Restore windows & doors per Office of Historic Resources reviewed plans. Replace drywall. (no new walls added) Comply with department order effective date 4/20/07. Permit will expire 30 days from issuance date. Dual glazing, labeled and certified by National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), is required for doors and windows replaced in all residential buildings, three stories or less, per Section 152(b) of Title 24.

Permit, 7/30/2008
"Rewire & install smoke detectors"