Sunday, March 13, 2005

Uneven Scale

The Slums of Beverly Hills is characterized by a mix of duplexes and dingbat apartment buildings. Although not within Beverly Hills proper, many of its dingbats were predominately featured in the movie of the same name. Unlike its easterly neighbor South Carthay, many of its historic 1930s duplexes have been demolished in the 1950s for the development of dingbats. In turn during the 1980s, many of the dingbats were demolished to make way for hyper dingbats, three-story stucco boxes with on grade parking.