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Saving the Pan

August 06, 1989

Just two days after the fire that crippled the Pan Pacific Auditorium I gave a lecture about the loss of the Pan. Everybody was aware of its historical significance and saddened by the event.

Since then, I have talked to many other people about this building and it seems that no matter how uninformed a person may be about the architecture or history of Los Angeles, I have not run into anyone who was not aware of the Pan. People have told me stories about events they attended there over the years or just that they enjoyed seeing it stand there. Certainly it was a significant landmark.

I enjoyed Sam Hall Kaplan's column (June 18). It expressed so eloquently many of the feelings I have about the building. I hope he will continue to support the regeneration of this architectural treasure.

Please do everything you can to save this precious piece of art from extinction.

ROSLYN M. WILKINS

Culver City

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