Historians working to save Walt Disney’s first Los Angeles home from demolition

Historians and preservationists are working to save a home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles that Walt Disney lived in when he moved to California in 1923.  Walt’s uncle owned the home and he allowed Walt to live there for a time when he moved from Kansas City.

A garage behind the home is where The Disney Brothers studio was born.

The property was sold two months ago to Sang Ho and Krystal Yoo of Studio City who have plans to build a new 2-story home on the site.

Just this week, the Los Angeles Office of Historical Resources has put a temporary hold on the permit for demolition and is now putting together a more extensive study to determine if the property should be considered a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.

The nomination will then be submitted to the Cultural Heritage Commission, which won’t meet on the matter until September.

A final decision would have to be made by the Los Angeles City Council.

The temporary hold on demolition is in place for 75 days.


Sources: ABC News, Los Angeles Magazine

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