The Peabody-Werden House, or Blue House, in Boyle Heights. Photo by Antonio Mejías-Rentas

From The Eastsider:

The 123-year-old Peabody-Werden House — aka The Blue House — overlooks the busy intersection of East 1st and Soto streets from the middle of an empty lot. The dilapidated and boarded up Victorian has sat vacant and fenced off for about two years now, awaiting a promised renovation that has yet to be realized.

The Blue House was originally located across First Street, where it faced demolition to make way for a new affordable housing project. But a strong and vocal social media campaign as well as residents and others urged the owner — the East L.A. Community Corp. — to move and salvage it. The nonprofit developer obliged.

Read the full story here.

Boyle Heights Beat

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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