Fire on Fairfax

C.C. de Vere

C.C. de Vere

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1346 North Fairfax Avenue, a 1919 bungalow flanked by mature trees and two taller buildings. The house has burned down. Image courtesy of Google Maps.

If you're reading this blog, there's a solid chance you already read R.I.P. Los Angeles.

If you don't, Nathan recently posted about three silent-movie-era homes being displaced by new construction buildings (with ZERO parking).

The last survivor, 1346 North Fairfax Avenue, was left empty and boarded up. It burned down just last night. Original owner Jack Mulhall was an actor and SAG negotiator.

I must be getting REALLY tired of this, since I would normally insert a razor-sharp rant here, yet all I can muster at the moment is a very heavy sigh.

These fires have consequences. They pose a danger to neighboring homes (fires spread far too easily), they pollute, they can kill or severely injure someone, and I for one don't think it's right for owners of empty buildings to have them knocked down on the taxpayers' dime (whether that is ever their intention or not).

I'm going to bed. But don't worry about me; I'll be back in a day or two with some utterly horrifying dirt on the property management company from hell.

1346 North Fairfax Avenue, West Hollywood.

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C.C. de Vere

About C.C. de Vere

C.C. is a fourth-generation Angeleno and is horrified at what greed and hubris are doing to Los Angeles.

This website was built by her preservation pals at Esotouric.

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