Demolition of the Los Angeles space house the place Marilyn Monroe spent her final months has been placed on maintain by Los Angeles Metropolis Council, following a last-minute movement geared toward designating the home a Historic-Cultural Monument.
Councilmember Traci Park, whose district consists of Brentwood the place the legendary actress’s former house is positioned, mentioned the home was offered in July and the brand new house owners not too long ago filed a request to have it demolished.
“Sadly, the Division of Constructing and Security issued a demolition allow earlier than my crew and I might totally intervene and get this subject resolved,” Park mentioned in a information convention on Friday.
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When phrase of its looming demise broke on Wednesday, Park’s places of work have been inundated with calls to avoid wasting the fabled bungalow that when belonged to the popular culture icon.
“At this level, it could be into the hundreds,” Park mentioned of the quantity of telephone calls. “All of our telephones in metropolis corridor and the sector workplace have been ringing off the hook for the final 48 hours.”
On Friday, the Los Angeles Metropolis Council unanimously authorised Park’s emergency movement to start the method to designate the home a historic constructing.
Demolition is on maintain till town’s Workplace of Historic Sources conducts a research and evaluation of the house, in keeping with Park.
It stays unclear who the brand new owners are as the acquisition was made beneath a restricted legal responsibility firm (LLC).
“We’ve got not been contacted in any respect by the property proprietor,” Park informed CNN. “Most actually they have been conscious of who owned the house beforehand and who lived and died there.”
Inbuilt 1929, the Brentwood bungalow is presently valued at about $8 million, in keeping with property information. Monroe lived there for simply months earlier than her demise in 1962 at age 36, Park mentioned. She died at house after overdosing on barbiturates.