article in the Pasadena Star-News about an unincorporated area of Pasadena called Michillinda Park. A group of neighbors there is trying to save a vintage Craftsman house. We decided to drive over and have a look.
Michillinda Park is a lovely, historic neighborhood where peacocks graze on the median. Too bad it's unincorporated because that means there's no historic preservation ordinance and anyone who has the money can buy one of these...
...and tear it down to put in one of these.
To better illustrate my point, here's a panorama John made of these two houses:
Click on the photos in the Star-News article. The house the neighbors are trying to save is a beauty. And the only way to save it is to find a buyer within a week.
Plus I sure hope someone finds that rodwiller.
According to the Pasadena Star-News, the house will be moved instead of demolished. Not great. A McMansion will be built in its place.