A 1924 Colonial Revival home in Alhambra is scheduled to be demolished to make room for an extension to Silverado, a senior living facility. The planned demolition has upset some Alhambra residents and the Alhambra Preservation Group, who are concerned about the city's lack of an ordinance that would protect historical buildings and landmarks, the Pasadena Star-News reports.
Christine Olson, president of the preservation group, told the Star-News that Alhambra City Council is not interested. “None of them have been willing to push for a historic preservation ordinance," she said.
Alhambra Mayor Stephen Sham told the publication that he would need to speak to the rest of City Council about historical preservation. “Everybody has their own heart in terms of what they want or something they value, but there’s got to be an overall standard of what is historical or not,” Sham told the Star-News. “It’s really the property owners. If they purchase it and they want to maintain it, I don’t see anything wrong. The city can’t tell them to do this or that.”
Read the full story from the Pasadena Star-News.