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Westwood

September 12, 1985

Trucks arrived late Monday and Tuesday nights on Tiverton Avenue to haul away the El Greco, the historic apartment building that is being relocated to the Beverly-Fairfax area to provide housing for senior citizens.

The 55-year-old building was carved into four pieces and hauled to its new location, where it will be restored.

"It's serving the double purpose of preserving a historic building and providing housing," said Janet Witkin, director of Alternative Living for the Aging. The organization led the fight to save the 12-unit building.

The city of Los Angeles helped finance the $500,000 project and City Councilmen Zev Yaroslavsky and Michael Woo attended a party for the building Monday night in Westwood.

The Spanish Mediterranean-style apartment complex was modeled after the home of the painter El Greco in Toledo, Spain.

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