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Dishing the Dirt on Design

Dishing the Dirt on Design

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February 06th 2013:Elvis Has Not Left the Building: Saving an Historic Home from Demolition

With the recent purchase of Elvis Presley’s home in the Trousdale Estate section of Beverly Hills, a conversation has arisen in the architectural community over the possibility of whether it will be torn down or whether it will be preserved. Trousdale Estates historian Steven Price returns to share his thoughts about the house and its architect, while explaining what steps might be taken to preserve the structure and its memories. Later in the show, Ann and Eleanor continue the conversation on the importance of historic preservation and what steps are required in landmarking a structure.

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Steven Price

Steven Price is an authority on Mid-Century Modern architecture throughout Los Angeles and especially the Trousdale Estates section of Beverly Hills. As a speaker, author, and historian, he has spoken at the Pacific Design Center, Greystone Manor, and the Palm Springs Art Museum. His historical commentary has been appeared in Los Angeles Magazine and Wall Street Journal Online. He has briefed the City of Beverly Hils Cultural Heritage Commission on Trousdale Estates and contributed to the list of master architects under the city’s new Historic Preservation Ordinance. His forthcoming book, Over the Top: The Architectural History of Trousdale Estates, is due out in November 2013.
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