“Forgotten Hollywood”- Disney Home Expected to be Saved…

Posted on July 23, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   It’s expected the former home and studio of Walt Disney will be protected from demolition. Options range from preserving it as a Historic Cultural Monument to storing it in a museum. Los Angeles civic leaders leaped into action to save it. It was the very first residence of Disney when he moved to the West Coast in 1923.

walt disney - roy disney

WALT DISNEY       MICKEY MOUSE       ROY DISNEY

   The City Council have reviewed all the options and asked for an emergency stay. That designation initiates a 75-day stay and will allow the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission to consider its significance. Given the iconic status of Walt Disney, it certainly appears worthy of consideration. If the property becomes as a Historic Cultural Monument, it could be eligible for a property tax reduction via the Mills Act, and could take advantage of the historic building code for renovations. The owners could also negotiate with the city to relocate the entire building. The Valley Relics Museum is interested in moving the property to their location.

   The house has been a rental over the last few years, but this magnificent century-old woodwork appears to be largely intact from Disney’s time of residence.

   Either way, Mickey Mouse will be able to return home.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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