Both halves of the Greene & Greene-designed Herkimer Arms apartment building are now in their new location at 470 N. Raymond Ave. The second, 115-ton half was moved early this morning. [Photo]
- The city is converting an unused alleyway, underneath which the Gold Line trains run, into a walkable path for pedestrians. Planters, benches and trash bins will be installed. [CurbedLA and Brigham Yen]
- The original El Taquito has shuttered, but a second location lives on at Lake and Villa. [Hometown Pasadena]
- Troy Boyle, former bartender at the now-defunct Crown City Brewery, has opened his own nightlife venture: T. Boyle’s Tavern opened on Halloween in Rhodes Alley behind the Ice House. [Brigham Yen]
Residential real-estate highlights via BlockShopper LA:
- AECOM exec lists for sale a five-bedroom, 5.5-bath home at 367 Monterey Pines Dr. in Arcadia for $6.88 million
- Cushman & Wakefield executive lists a three-bedroom, 3.5-bath home at 820 Laguna Road in Pasadena for $1.79 million
- Agajanian Law Group founder lists a six-bedroom, five-bath home at 1430 Old Mill Road in San Marino for $3.13 million
- Internist, pediatrician list a three-bedroom, three-bath home at 2875 Wallingford Road in San Marino for $1.58 million
(Photo by Walt Mancini / Staff)
An L.A. Times piece yesterday examined the undetermined but almost certainly gloomy fate of the Michael White Adobe in San Marino. The structure is unusually situated on the San Marino High School campus, which sprung up around the adobe.
The intro to the Times’ piece gives you an idea what the high-schoolers think — or think not — of the adobe. (Although, if you read through the whole thing, you’ll see that at least a handful do care about preserving its history.)
“Which way to the Michael White Adobe?
‘Is that, like, a classroom or something?’
‘I have no idea.'”
The 164-year-old adobe has gone without much care or attention by the school and school district. Last year, school officials proposed removing the adobe so that they might expand the swimming pool that, literally, butts up against it.
“It would cost more than $1 million to move the house and roughly the
same to make it fit for campus use, environmental documents show.
“Knocking down the adobe, the only option covered by the school
district’s insurance, comes with a much lower price tag: $176,000. The
school board is expected to decide the house’s fate Oct. 27 and is
taking public comments through (today).”
You can see from the photos taken early this year how the adobe is enmeshed with the campus in a rather awkward way. (Photos by Walt Mancini / Staff)
RELATED: There will be a story by Janette Williams in tomorrow’s Pasadena Star-News about another historic adobe — this one in Arcadia — that has been crumbling while preservation plans were bogged down for years. The future looks brighter for that structure, the Hugo Reid Adobe, and the push is on to get a restoration underway.
- All 34 of the Pasadena Dalton condos were sold on the auction block this past weekend (via CurbedLA).
- Southern California Public Radio breaks ground at new Pasadena headquarters (via Star-News); And see the rendering here.
- Take up residence in a “posh principality” — aka San Marino. A 1936 ranch house being sold as-is, and you have to see this photo gallery (via CurbedLA).
This week’s residential real-estate highlights via BlockShopper Los Angeles:
- A Temple City-based real-estate agent sold a two-bedroom in Arcadia
- A biopharmaceutical firm manager sold a four-bedroom for $1.1 million in Pasadena
- A software engineer and health educator bought a three-bedroom in South Pasadena