Regardless of your opinion of the man, his work has inspired hundreds of thousands, and has enabled many a boozehound with a writerly excuse for imbibing. As a writer & fan of the sauce myself, I personally really appreciate his work, and lament that his life–and that work–was cut short by addiction. But a monument will stand to remember him by, aside from his books: the house in which he penned a number of them has been designated an LA Historic Landmark. Acting on the recommendation of the Cultural Heritage Commission, the L.A. City Council today voted to name his longtime East Hollywood home an official Historic-Cultural monument.
So, no condos for this little section of Hollywood. The Spanish Colonial Revival style “ready to assemble” apartments and bungalows, built on the lot between 1922 and 1926, will stay, likely much to the chagrin of the property owner.
It took a San Diego paper to break the news immediately.
LA’s coolest tour company, Esotouric, will be hosting a special tour on March 9 to honor the decision & tour The Buk’s haunts.