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Preservationists Keep the History, But not the Peace

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For the past 25 years, local preservation group Hollywood Heritage has been in charge of maintaining Wattles Mansion, a 1907 historic home bought by the City of L.A. in 1968. The preservation group has had an arrangement with the Parks Department for running the property, but now they are being handed their 30-day notice for having "failed to properly maintain the 101-year-old landmark," according to the LA Times.

The order stems from multiple neighborhood complaints about the mansion being rented out for "disruptive parties" that cause "partygoers' cars [to] clog the street and block driveways" and "loud, amplified music [to echo] through their hillside canyon on party nights."

The Heritage's website states that street parking is not permitted, however the enforcement of the policy may well be lax. Perhaps in response to the complaints, the Heritage offer a section of their website devoted to information about events at the Mansion for area residents (no direct link to page; website is poorly designed, unfortunately).