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Fighting to save the original See's Candies building

February 3, 2009 |  4:40 pm

Sees There is a push to get landmark status for the original See's Candies headquarters. The building at 135 N. Western Ave. is where Mary See made her confections beginning in the 1920s.

According to preservationist Chris Nichols, the building is in the Renaissance revival style. It's now shuttered and could be demolished to make way for a mini- mall, he said.

The L.A. Cultural Heritage Commission will take up preservation status at a meeting Thursday.

The See family moved to its La Cienega Boulevard location in 1946. Nichols also passed along a statement from See's officials urging preservation: “See’s has survived some of the most dramatic decades in American history, and we are extremely proud of its heritage. See’s has maintained the classic look of the 1920s, and Mary See’s image will always be the symbol on See’s Candies boxes."

--Shelby Grad

Image of Mary See / See's Candies