After millions of dollars and a public relations battle with the owner of the Golden Key Hotel, Americana at Brand developer Rick Caruso now may have to contend with the Glendale Historical Society.
At issue is a brick building at 230 S. Orange St. that is slated for demolition to make way for a new Nordstrom slated for the site it and the Golden Key occupy. Caruso acquired the former recording studio building for $4.1 million in January, but Glendale Historical Society sent a letter to the city arguing it should be saved.
John LoCascio, president of the Glendale Historical Society, said the empty brick building is a “very rare” local example of the Mission Revival style.
“It is the only one of its kind in downtown Glendale, possibly the only one of its kind in the city,” LoCascio said.
He urged that the brick structure be placed on the Glendale and California registers of historic resources.