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WWII buildings at Ft. MacArthur, San Pedro

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 12:20 pm
by nichols

Ft. Mac demolition raises advocate's anger

By Melissa Pamer, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/19/2009 07:37:31 PM PDT
To preservation advocate Joe Janesic, seeing bulldozers tear apart aged military buildings at a former Army installation in San Pedro is like watching someone hurt his own children.

Last week, demolition began on the site of the former Upper Reservation of Fort MacArthur, where the Los Angeles Unified School District has planned a controversial new secondary campus.

It's been heart-wrenching for Janesic, who helps run the Fort MacArthur Museum at the nearby Osgood-Farley Battery, to see World War II-era structures reduced to

Preservationists are disappointed at the LAUSD's razing of WWII-era buildings at the former Fort MacArthur military base in San Pedro. (Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer)
piles of boards.
"It makes me sicker than anything you can imagine," said Janesic. "It's like watching one of your kids get their arms ripped off...

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 6:58 pm
by HappyBunny
First the Ambassador, now this. LAUSD wants what it sees and takes what it wants, apparently. Not only can they not educate children, they are a blight on the urban landscape.