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April 18, 1992 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
The long-disputed fate of the Southwest Museum is approaching a decisive point, but not without controversy. A consulting firm hired by the museum's long-range planning committee has recommended that the 85-year-old institution vacate its historic site in Highland Park and move to a new location that would draw bigger crowds and allow for development of a much larger, more modern facility.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1992 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
The long-disputed fate of the Southwest Museum is approaching a decisive point, but not without controversy. A consulting firm hired by the museum's long-range planning committee has recommended that the 85-year-old institution vacate its historic site in Highland Park and move to a new location that would draw bigger crowds and allow for development of a much larger, more modern facility.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 1993
We congratulate Mayor Richard Riordan for speaking out in support of the Southwest Museum maintaining its present historic site at the 1914 National Registry-available building ("Mayor: City Committed to Museum," Nov. 24). The coalition of groups that make up Save Our Southwest Museum has been and will continue to work with the museum to find positive solutions to museum concerns. This landmark site--and only this site--can speak to the history and culture of the City of Los Angeles.
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April 5, 1991 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Relations between the Southwest Museum and the surrounding community, which were strained after the museum said it may leave Mt. Washington, have taken a cordial turn in recent weeks. The museum board has agreed to involve the community as it decides whether to relocate the Mt. Washington landmark. At the same time, neighborhood leaders have toned down their attack on the Southwest's decision-makers.
NEWS
May 30, 1991 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the past five years, Highland Park activist Richard Barron has fought hard to keep developers from moving into his community to tear down historic houses and replace them with large apartment complexes. Now he's facing a different sort of challenge: how to keep an important cultural institution--the Southwest Museum--from moving out of the neighborhood.
NEWS
April 4, 1991 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Relations between the Southwest Museum and the surrounding community, which were strained after the museum said it may leave Mt. Washington, have taken a cordial turn in recent weeks. The museum board has agreed to involve the community as it weighs whether to relocate the Mt. Washington landmark. At the same time, neighborhood leaders have toned down their attack on the Southwest's decision-makers.
NEWS
January 10, 1991 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the three months since the Southwest Museum said it may leave its longtime Mt. Washington home, neighborhood leaders have reaped mixed results in their campaign to stop the proposed move. A letter-writing drive to pressure the museum's corporate donors has generated little response. But community leaders have been effective in rallying elected officials to their cause. Several seized upon the issue this week, urging the museum not to relocate.
NEWS
May 28, 1992 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A group seeking to preserve Highland Park's historic character has won the endorsement of the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission for the formation of a historic zone under the supervision of a neighborhood association empowered to review alterations to any building. Despite resistance from two museums and some residents, the commission last week recommended that the Los Angeles City Council include most of Highland Park and portions of Mt.
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