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215 S. Wilton Place Restoration Plan Moves to Cultural Heritage Commission

In October, the owners of 215 S. Wilton Place, a LA City Historic Cultural Monument, are scheduled to present the Cultural Heritage Commission with plans to restore the front stairs, retaining wall, front porch floor, and almost all of the interior of the home, which were demolished without the permits or approvals required for a historic home.


Recently a reader asked us what’s happening with the historic home at 215 S. Wilton Place, where we reported this spring that new owners had removed the front stairs and retailing wall, as well as the front porch floor, and almost all of the interior of the historic home’s interior, despite’s the home’s protected Historic Cultural Monument status.

According to the Department of City Planning, the current owner has complied with a June 1, 2021 deadline to hire a preservation architect.

“Office of Historic Resources (OHR) staff met with architect Michele McDonough and the owner’s representative Kay Lee on site on  July 19,” a Planning Department spokesperson told the Buzz. “The restoration plans are still being developed. We hope to have the architect present an update on the project to the Cultural Heritage Commission in October.”

Planning Staff advises that the agenda for the meeting will have updated call in/ virtual hearing instructions when the agenda posts on the calendar site closer to the meeting date. The meeting is likely to be virtual, per Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Safer At Home order. However, in person or virtual attendance to a public hearing is optional and not required for individuals who would like to provide written public comments or ask questions on the project.


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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