What’s With the Historical Plaque on the Hollywood Home Depot?

A secret is hiding behind some firewood

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The historical plaque on the Hollywood Home Depot disappeared before I got around to reading it. What did it say?

The building that was torn down for the Home Depot in the ’90s was the birthplace of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1946. It became a roller rink, a retro dance hall, and finally a goth club. When I went looking for the placard, a gruff guy in an orange apron assured me it was still there “behind half a ton of firewood I ain’t moving.”


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