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Avoiding Regret: Photo Essay: It's Déjà Vu for Hollywood's Most Famous Imperiled Intersection

Avoiding Regret: Photo Essay: It's Déjà Vu for Hollywood's Most Famous Imperiled Intersection

Avoiding Regret: Photo Essay: It's Déjà Vu for Hollywood's Most Famous Imperiled Intersection

Avoiding Regret: Photo Essay: It's Déjà Vu for Hollywood's Most Famous Imperiled Intersection

Avoiding Regret: Photo Essay: It's Déjà Vu for Hollywood's Most Famous Imperiled Intersection

Avoiding Regret: Photo Essay: It's Déjà Vu for Hollywood's Most Famous Imperiled Intersection

GOA: Original Garden of Allah

GOA: Original Garden of Allah

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Top: The Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard as it appeared around 1935; bottom: the dreary shopping center that replaced it in 1959 as it appears today.

Top: The Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard as it appeared around 1935; bottom: the dreary shopping center that replaced it in 1959 as it appears today.

1916! Irving Gill's Dodge House, West Hollywood, CA. architect Kurt Meyer, one of the many advocates who sought to preserve Gill's masterpiece, recalls that even in the early 1960s, decades after its construction, "the house was so unusual, people could not relate to it. It was forward-looking even then. Demolished in 1970.

Landmark Houses: Irving Gill's Dodge House

1916! Irving Gill's Dodge House, West Hollywood, CA. architect Kurt Meyer, one of the many advocates who sought to preserve Gill's masterpiece, recalls that even in the early 1960s, decades after its construction, "the house was so unusual, people could not relate to it. It was forward-looking even then. Demolished in 1970.

This photo of a door handle by someone who said he bought it from a crew member on the team that tore down the Garden of Allah in 1959. He was told this handle was on the front door. Without collaborating evidence, it's hard to know if that's true or not, but it's intriguing!

This photo of a door handle by someone who said he bought it from a crew member on the team that tore down the Garden of Allah in 1959. He was told this handle was on the front door. Without collaborating evidence, it's hard to know if that's true or not, but it's intriguing!