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It's a new LA city landmark, man

March 20, 2010 at 11:47 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles City Council has named a Venice hangout for the Beat Generation as a new city landmark, officials say.

The building, known as the Venice West Cafe, was the venue for disciples of writers Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg and other beat pioneers who sowed LA's counterculture movement from 1958 to 1966, The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

The style of the building on Dudley Avenue near Ocean Front Walk is "commercial vernacular," the Times reported, but the city Planning Department's Office of Historic Resources said the spot had "social and cultural significance."

The cafe closed in 1966, giving way to an upscale eatery, the report said.

Topics: Jack Kerouac
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