Some Preservation News from December.
1. How come there has been so little historic preservation in California's San Fernando Valley?
One explanation is that the valley was mostly built-up in the post-WWII boom and these sites are just now becoming eligible for historic preservation status.
Valley residents are just-now becoming aware of the historical and cultural monuments that they have.
One place already lost forever is Clark Gable's Encino Ranch which was never designated a historical site and now has been built over.
2. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, New York City has now replaced Chicago as Tear-Down Capital.
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