Has Historic Preservation Gone Too Far?

Does every structure designed by a prominent architect need to be saved?
October 6, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"'How much of the past do we have to preserve?" wondered Maureen F. Gorsen, an attorney representing the Brandlins. To preservationists, 'every one is like the Alamo.'... The controversy surrounding the Brandlins comes in the wake of demolitions in recent years of several homes by noted architects, including Rudolph Schindler's Wolfe House on Catalina Island and his Packard House in San Marino. But it was the leveling last year of the Neutra-designed Maslon House in Rancho Mirage by a Minnesota couple that set preservations and others howling."

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Published on Sunday, October 5, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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