Preserving Santa Anita's Racetrack

National trust names Santa Anita as one of America's 11 most endangered places. The City of Arcadia is making dramatic changes -- but at what price?

July 10, 2000, 5:30 AM PDT

By Laura Kraft


Santa Anita Racetrack underwent significant alterations last summer, approved by the City of Arcadia without any of the required public review processes. Last summer's work foreshadows an even more dramatic second phase of development that would completely cover up Santa Anita's beautiful Art Deco facade, connecting a new classical facade to a proposed "Las Vegas-style" and Wild West-themed entertainment center.

Thanks to Laura Krafft

Wednesday, July 12, 2000 in Los Angeles Conservancy

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