Image Credit: L.A. City Councilmember Traci Park, right, gave an impassioned speech Friday about preserving Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood home. (Uncredited / Associated Press, left; Julia Wick / Los Angeles Times, right)
Racing Against Time: Councilmember Traci Park acted swiftly after learning of the demolition permit request by Glory of the Snow Trust.
Historic Consideration: A motion was brought forward to consider the home as a historic-cultural monument of the city.
Public Outcry: Many Angelenos expressed their views, with some highlighting the city's homeless crisis and others emphasizing the significance of Monroe's legacy.
Council's Action: Unanimous vote in favor of considering the home for historic-cultural monument status.
Temporary Stay: All building permits for the property are on hold while the cultural heritage commission and the City Council deliberate.
Owner's Dilemma: The city's Department of Building and Safety plans to revoke the previously issued demolition permits to Glory of the Snow Trust.
Next Steps: The case now proceeds to the Office of Historic Resources for evaluation and then to the Historic Cultural Commission for recommendations.
Monroe's Legacy: Park highlighted Monroe's rise from a challenging childhood to becoming a global sensation.
Quoting Monroe: Councilmember Park quotes Monroe, "Sometimes good things fall apart so that even better things can fall together."
Home's History: Built in 1929, it was the only house Monroe ever owned, purchasing it post her third marriage for $75,000.