Echo Park bungalows granted landmark status after developer threatened to raze them

Bixel House has planned a small lot home development at the site

TRD LOS ANGELES /
May.May 17, 2017 11:30 AM

Developer Bixel House’s plans to build a 12-unit small lot home development in Echo Park have been thwarted by the Los Angeles City Council, which granted historic status to seven 1920s-built bungalows currently occupying the site.

The council voted unanimously Tuesday to grant historic status to the properties, at 1450-1456 Echo Park Avenue, which will make it very difficult for the developer to demolish them.

L.A.-based Bixel filed plans to raze the properties in November, prompting local resident Lena Kouyoumdjian, who lives in one of the homes, to apply for their historic monument status, the Los Angeles Business Journal reported. The bungalows were built for Louis Wurfl, a prop master for MGM Studios, according to the Journal.

Bixel House has 30 days to appeal the decision. [LABJ]Cathaleen Chen


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