The City of West Hollywood is Being Sued for Not Working to Save a Historic Building

Los Angeles Conservancy files their first lawsuit since 2007 to save a streamline moderne animal hospital

Remember that amazing 1930s streamline moderne animal hospital in West Hollywood we showed you a few weeks ago? The one designed by Wurdeman & Becket, the architects that brought L.A. the fabulous but long-gone Pan Pacific Auditorium, the Capitol Records building and the Cinerama Dome? The Los Angeles Conservancy has just announced they have filed a lawsuit against the city for failing to thoroughly examine the possibility of saving the Buck Rogers-era building in the Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Melrose Triangle development on Santa Monica Boulevard and Doheny. The Conservancy has not filed a lawsuit since 2007, when the LAUSD was about to demolish the Ambassador Hotel. Hopefully this will wake West Hollywood up and encourage them to pay attention to the amazing architecture in the “creative city” and not find it plowed under like the Ambassador.