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Griffith Park as a Historic-Cultural Monument?

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"Griffith [Van Griffith, great grandon of Col. Griffith Jenkins Griffith who the park is named after] is scheduled to appear today at Los Angeles City Hall to push for historic-cultural monument status for the park his great-grandfather gave the city 112 years ago," reports the LA Times. "At 4,218 acres, Griffith Park would be the largest such monument in the country. Griffith said the designation is needed to prevent commercial developments similar to those briefly proposed by city officials in a 2005 master plan." If the Cultural Heritage Commission vote to take in the application, they will spend the upcoming weeks touring the park and then decide to refer it to city council or not.