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Weho City Council Moves to Demolish Historic Great Hall/Long Hall

The buildings were constructed in 1936 through President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration.

The West Hollywood City Council voted Monday to demolish Plummer Park’s Historic Great Hall/Long Hall building, rejecting Mayor Pro Tem John D’Amico's call to to repair and reopen the structures, according to CurbedLA.

The 75-year-old building has been a subject of controversy in West Hollywood, due to it being slated to be torn down as part of the Plummer Park Master Plan. The building was approved this year for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

The city's plans to renovate Plummer Park and demolish the Great Hall/Long Hall stalled in 2011, as many community members protested the move and funds to pay for the project dried up.

After hearing D'Amico's proposal, the council went the completely opposite direction in a 3-2 vote and directed the city manager to come up with a plan for demolishing Great Hall/Long Hall, as well as the Tiny Tots pre-school building, according to Wehoville. The council is slated to vote on the demolition on Jan. 21.   

D'Amcico's proposal called for the building be used as a rehearsal space for nonprofit theater companies, a meeting space for local community groups, and for use as individual studio spaces.

The buildings were constructed in 1936 through President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration.

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Taximan Steve Lindsey December 04, 2013 at 02:47 PM
How could they do this to the Tiny Tots? No wonder they scheduled the vote until after Christmas. A very un-civic attitude here...
Mike Dolan December 04, 2013 at 05:45 PM
The Pre-school is currently housed in dilapidated trailers. The plan is to demolish and build a new pre-school with a new tiny tots play ground. This article really lacks a great deal of content.
George December 05, 2013 at 01:53 PM
If this does not show the true colors of these horrific people making important decisions here in West Hollywood then I do not know what will? They think this is some sort of dictatorship and they are kings that they Lord over the pee on's. People open your blind eyes here! They are abusing their authority which was demonstrated effectively previously regarding Plummer park and the failed proposed renovations. Now they are at it again. It will be a never ending fight with these council members. What is it going to take to give these dreadful people a swift hard kick to the curb once and for all? They do not have the best interest of the the community they serve. Time for action begins now.

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