Ray Bradbury home's demise has LA re-examining its history

Feb 22, 2015 12:23 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Preservationists and literary scholars were aghast when a bulldozer arrived last month to flatten the Los Angeles home where Ray Bradbury wrote "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and other books.

Not that that bright yellow house built in 1937 was the first such landmark to fall in a city constantly reinventing itself. The stately Ambassador Hotel, where Robert Kennedy was assassinated, met the same fate a few years before.

But Bradbury's home came down days before a tougher new preservation law took effect. Also while officials were doing a study to determine the historical significance of every building in town.

While Bradbury's home is being replaced by a fancy new one, architecture historian Ken Breisch says its demise may prompt LA to take a harder look at landmarks.

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