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The obelisk is beyond repair...*

...but the plaque has been removed and will be remounted, I learned in an email from Valerie Yaros, who is board secretary of Hollywood Heritage, the Hollywood preservation organization. Peter Svidler took photos of the former monument.

Yaros wrote:

Don't worry -- the plaque was safely removed on Sept. 20 and will be cleaned up and re-mounted somewhere on the property at 1712 Glendale Blvd.
As it turned out upon investigation, the obelisk was not in good enough shape to move, so this idea was abandoned. As the obelisk was described to us: "It was construced of 2"x2"s with angle iron extensions at the base, tar paper, chicken wire and stucco. The wooden frame was rotten, and the base of the hollow structure was filled with gravel and dirt to keep it from going anywhere."
Please feel free to let folks know that you have been notified that the Sennett plaque is safe & sound and will be back, but the obelisk could not be saved.


Questions for Hollywood Heritage: Has the organization made plans to create a new monument? Will it be similar in design? Are new designs being sought? What is the timeline? So many questions....

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