2010 - The Year of Valley History
Most recently called La Cana, the original Idle Hour Cafe is an important San Fernando Valley landmark. Photos for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gerald Fecht November 2009.
For sometime, we at The Museum of the San Fernando Valley have been worrying about the historic Idle Hour Cafe on Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood. As you can see from these snapshots, that I took the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the building is in pretty bad shape. Like all such structures; a fire, vandalism or wrecking ball can't be far away.
As more and more of you join The Museum Community, we are able to add important issues such as preserving and restoring the Idle Hour to our list of interests and activities.
To our good fortune, Sheilah Kodimer of North Hollywood has stepped forward to discover and report to The Museum about the status of the Cafe, the efforts of the Los Angeles Conservancy and historical preservation possibilities for the structure.
If you have information about the Idle Hour (photos, documents etc) and are interested in providing Sheilah with information, contact your Museum today. 1 (818) 347-9665