A few posts ago my co-worker commented on the unfortunate demise of Richard Neutra’s Cyclorama building in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This was on the heels of my post asking for thoughts on tearing down old buildings to make room for glorious new ones (the Guthrie Theatre). Well, in the category of “ain’t it a small world” type of stories, my aunt recently mentioned that her latest property for sale was the office building of Richard Neutra, the only surviving example of an unmodified and uncompromised Neutra commercial design. It’s also a City of Los Angeles monument and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building has a fairly steap price tag, of course, and it comes complete with a Conservation Easement, which means once you buy it you can’t make any changes (for the most part). In light of our other two posts, I think this is probably a good thing.
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