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Historic Preservation Vs. A New School

How will the Los Angeles School District convert one of city's most famous hotels into a school?
September 2, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"It is a building lost in time, captured in black-and-white images and haunted by ghosts. Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr. and F. Scott Fitzgerald all frolicked there. Joan Crawford and Bing Crosby were discovered there. And Robert F. Kennedy died there, on the floor of a pantry off the kitchen... Now the Los Angeles Unified School District has stepped in, with proposals to use all or part of the Ambassador site for three schools. The five options range in price and scope, from restoring much of the hotel building to knocking it down altogether."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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