Mole Richardson - Demolished June 10 2014

We lost an Art Deco building yesterday on La Brea at Willoughby. You may know it as the Mole-Richardson Studio Depot, but in this photo from the 1920s this gorgeous Morgan, Walls and Clement building was ModernCraft Laundry. Note the fountain in front!

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles Preservation Committee will have an explanation of how developers use a loophole in the law to avoid review of their intentions. For now, please be sure to report any suspicious activity immediately surrounding historic buildings in your travels around Los Angeles. You can report your findings to the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, Hollywood Heritage Museum and the Los Angeles Conservancy. Suspicious activity would be a building that is suddenly vacated or boarded up.