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South Wilton Place Home Gets Landmark Status

245 S Wilton

Another fine home in the neighborhood has received landmark status, the Emma Wood House at 245 S. Wilton Place.

Located in the Wilton Place National Register District, this 1912 residence exhibits a unique combination of Craftsman and Classical style architecture. Of particular note is the full-width pergola supported by Classical-style columns on the main façade. The house was designed by architect Thomas Franklin Power, credited with many ecclesiastical, institutional, and parochial buildings in Southern California. The home was landmarked by its current owners, Philip Michael Dutton and Leslie Ferraro who have lived in the home for approximately 10 years.

Do you live in a home that should be a landmark? Learn how to nominate a historic place for local Historic-Cultural Monument (landmark) status at “Landmark This!”, a July 27 workshop presented by the Office of Historic Resources (OHR) and the Los Angeles Conservancy.

The hands-on, interactive session will walk you through writing an effective nomination, finding the necessary information, and navigating the political process. The workshop will focus on modern resources and will use local sites as practice examples. Landmarked properties receive the benefits of the Mills Act, offering financial incentive that can help you rehabilitate, restore and maintain your building.

Space is limited to just 35 people, and OHR is looking for participants who have an active interest in submitting a Historic-Cultural Monument nomination. The workshop takes place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the former Canoga Park Library, 7260 Owensmouth Avenue, built in 1959 and designated as Historic- Cultural Monument itself.

Admission is $15, including materials and refreshments. Interested? Sign up online at the LA Conservancy website.


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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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