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Historic Landmark on Alvarado Terrace

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Boy, if these walls could talk! Built in 1905 for developer/lawyer/L.A. City Council president Pomeroy Wells Powers, the Powers House is one of six homes in the historic Alvarado Terrace district at Pico and Alvarado. A four-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot Mission Revival designed by Arthur L. Haley, the house was restored in the mid-seventies, and in the nineties, per Wikipedia, "was used as a restaurant known as Salisbury Manor, with dining downstairs and the upstairs consisting of restored bedrooms available for viewing by patrons." Nowadays, however, according to the listing, "the property is currently being run as a day center for homeless, but that will end 12/31/09." Oh dear. If that isn't enough to afflict the comforted, it goes on to say, "the upstairs has an outside entry and is currently occupied, but the tenants have been given notice." Maybe big-hearted Brad Pitt can buy it—he's probably got $675K in his couch cushions, right?—and let it stay a homeless center?--Pauline O'Connor
· 1345 Alvarado Terrace, Los Angeles CA 90006 [Redfin]

1345 Alvarado Terrace, los angeles