Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Lankershim Depot Transit Center

This former Southern Pacific Depot built in 1895 may be the oldest building in North Hollywood, according to America's Suburbs.
In 1911 it became the Lankershim stop on the Pacific Electric streetcar line across the Valley. It is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, and now that the MTA owns the property, a Save the Depot committee has formed to fight plans to move the building and, hopefully, to find a way to preserve and restore it.
Today, however, the project stalls. Both the LA Times Bottleneck blog and Daily News report that the LA City committee vote on funding didn't take place. The request for $1.1 million to restore the transit center now goes to the City Council without a recommendation.

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