1400 Circle Dr.: Demolished or Designated?

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Dear City Council,

The destruction of our beautiful homes must stop. While we promote new construction & development, San Marino has already been developed. Developers must go elsewhere to build their dream McMansions. We demand that the city protect our historic resources, in this case, the work of Beverly Hills architect Robert Finkelhor, whose CV includes Bob Hope's sprawling Toluca Lake estate as well as homes for Barbara Stanwyck, Harpo and Zeppo Marx, and Norma Talmadge.

From Zillow (https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1400-Circle-Dr-...): The circular driveway leads to this authentically restored Italian Revival estate. Designed by award-winning architect Robert Finkelhor. Magnificent 2-story entry leads into a spacious step-down living room, paneled library den, huge formal dining room, chef's double island kitchen with all top of the line appliances overlooks the large family room with floor to ceiling views of the grounds. The home has five bedrooms in more than 7,000 square feet and sits on over two-thirds of an acre.

Please sign the petition and send your comments to our city clerk requesting your written documented concerns to be made a part of the permanent record. The acting city clerk of the City of San Marino is Carol Cowley (ccowley@cityofsanmarino.org).


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SAN MARINO HERITAGE, a 501(c)3 whose mission statement is, "to promote historic preservation in San Marino."

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