Science Fiction Legend Ray Bradbury’s House Torn Down

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Ray Bradbury

Last June, author Ray Bradbury’s LA home was purchased for $1.77 million. Now, it is being torn down. Bradbury, the legendary author of such classics as The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451, lived there for 50 years. Curbed LA says the house was purchased by “Pritzker-Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne, of the firm Morphosis, and his wife, Blythe Alison-Mayne.”

The above photo is by John King Tarpinian, who photographed and wrote about the demolition at File770:

As I was taking pictures locals were walking their dogs. They’d stop to observe and we’d converse. One lady had no idea who had owned the house; she was new to the neighborhood. She walked away in tears. Another long time neighbor knew it was Ray’s home and we mutually agreed things like this are just wrong but money wins out.

Money does always win out, but still sad to see the home of such an iconic author go. See all of Tarpinian’s photos here.

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