There is something about “crisis reporting” that always reminds me of the story of the Little Boy Who Cried Wolf. However, like brush fires, small issues if not announced often magnify with destructive consequences. In the last two months, 4 windows have been broken in historic mother-house of North Hollywood. It doesn’t seem like much, but considering the present situation of the Weddington House, continued neglect could easily escalate into a tragedy for generations.
As you may recall, the Weddington House sits today in an area of North Hollywood under commercial development. Once near other structures, it now stands vacant and alone, beckoning vagrants and vandals. As with most historic houses, the aged wooden structure would only take a discarded cigarette or an attempt to cook something, to become a footnote in the heritage of the San Fernando Valley.
Now is the time for all stake holders in the Weddington House preservation and relocation into North Hollywood Park to put the house at the top of their priorities list. The Museum Community calls for action now. Let’s put history to work for today and the future.