The house where Marilyn Monroe died has been declared a historical landmark to avoid demolition.

“There is no other person or place in the city of Los Angeles like Marilyn Monroe and her home in Brentwood.” With these words, Los Angeles City Councilor Tracy Park justified the decision to testify Cultural and historical monument The house where Monroe died.

In fact, Marilyn did not live long in this house, located at 12305 Helena 5th Road. In the Brentwood neighborhood. She bought it for $75,000 in the early 1960s, after the breakup of her third marriage to playwright Arthur Miller.

It was in the master bedroom of this one-story house Where the actress was found dead on August 4, 1962when he was 36 years old. The cause of death was determined to be acute barbiturate poisoning.

The Los Angeles City Council believes there are few properties as iconic as Marilyn Monroe’s home. (Flickr/Antonio Marín Segovia)

The house was purchased at the beginning of 2023 by a billionaire Brenah Milstein And his partner is a reality show producer. Roy Bank for every $8.35 million, about 7.8 million euros. Milstein and Bank, who lived next door, purchased the property with the intention of demolishing the building Expand the gardenBut they did not count on the strong opposition and quick organization of Marilyn Monroe fans.

Only the next day of receipt Municipality permit to start demolition worksThe council stopped the demolition. A unanimously approved ordinance prohibits major modifications to the property while it is being considered for landmark inclusion.

Marilyn Monroe’s house from above (Reuters/Mike Blake)

The decision came this week. Here’s how the LA Conservancy, an organization that works to preserve historic buildings in Los Angeles, is celebrating:

The battle over Marilyn Monroe’s home has become the subject of a major debate in Los Angeles over which privileged corners of Old Hollywood should or should not be protected from real estate speculation.

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The new owners argue that the building has been remodeled several times since Marilyn lived there Nothing of its essence has been preserved This justifies declaring it a cultural heritage. In addition, they ensure that the house is present It’s a nuisance to the whole neighborhood. It is attracted by waves of tourists and myth-obsessed people. Every day hundreds of people approach the door of the old house to take pictures.

Marilyn Monroe’s front door is a daily pilgrimage site for tourists and mythology buffs (Reuters/Mike Blake)

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