Norms / Endangered
Ed Ruscha - "Norm's, La Cienga, on Fire" 1964
In a potential case of life imitating art, on January 5th, the new owner of Norms applied for and received a permit to demolish the building at 470-478 La Cienega Boulevard.
The building was designed by architects Louis Armet and Eldon Davis and completed in 1957
"On January 15, 2015, the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) will meet and hopefully vote in support of taking Norms La Cienega Coffee Shop under consideration for Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) status. Designed by influential modern architects Louis Armet and Eldon Davis and completed in 1957, Norms La Cienega is an exuberant example of the California coffee shop type and an expressive Googie masterwork."
Visit the LA Conservancy to find out how you can help save Norms.