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Council Denies Appeal of Woodacres Designation

August 15, 2019

On August 13, Santa Monica City Council upheld the Landmark Commission designation of the John Parkinson residence at 808 Woodacres Road by a vote of 6-0 with one member absent. Speakers supporting the designation included Stephen Gee, author of a definitive book on Parkinson’s work, a representative of the Los Angeles Conservancy as well as several Santa Monica residents.

808 Woodacres Road. Photo: Michael Locke

The property, originally nominated by the Santa Monica Conservancy, was designated June 10 by a unanimous vote of the Landmarks Commission after two lengthy public hearings. For more on the significance of John Parkinson and the residence he built for his family in 1920 and occupied until 1945, click here.

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