The two Classical Revival style-buildings at 7900 and 7906 Santa Monica Boulevard have stood for nearly a century, not only maintaining their architectural integrity but also continuing to reflect the history of West Hollywood’s commercial and economic development. And the corner building prominently features a distinctive four-sided clock that reminded travelers of the passage of time as they traversed what was then known as Crescent Junction along the Pacific Electric Railway Line.
These two properties are already listed on the California Register of Historic Resources and are considered eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The West Hollywood Preservation Alliance has reviewed the nomination documents and urges the Historic Preservation Commission at its May 22 hearing to approve city staff’s recommendation that the City Council bestow local cultural resource designation on these two very significant “Main Street-style” properties. It’s about time.
–WHPA Board Members Judson Feder, Susana Miller, Roy Oldenkamp, Victor Omelczenko, Jon Ponder