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Here today gone even faster*

A new gone: the empty lot next to El Centro del Pueblo playground on Lemoyne Street just popped up.

According to architect Scott Fajack, who is a board member of the Echo Park Historical Society, the bungalow "was there on the first and gone yesterday [Wednesday]."

This is also next to the Foursquare Church's complex, and I believe it is owned by the temple, which evicted tenants in its project of building a giant parking structure to replace the housing units -- to accommodate out-of-area congregants who drive to services. I thought there was still in effect an interim control ordinance prohibiting new contruction/destruction in the area. Though I've also heard reports of the ordinance being flauted not just by property owners but by city clerks, who have granted permits that were supposed to be on hold.

I drove to the lot yesterday, and there it was: no trace of the craftsman-style units -- if memory serves. Just dirt. And a bulldozer. And a view straight through from Lemoyne to Glendale Blvd.

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