House That Howard Hughes Crashed Into Back in News

It's going to become historic landmark
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2014 6:42 PM CDT

A mansion on Linden Drive in Beverly Hills is poised to become an official historic landmark for two good reasons: First, the 6,246-square-foot property was built by renowned architect Wallace Neff in 1926. Second, Howard Hughes smashed his plane into it 20 years later. The local heritage commission plans to nominate it tomorrow into the Local Register of Historic Properties, reports the Houston Chronicle. The commission began the process last year after new owners bought the mansion and announced plans—since withdrawn—to tear it down. Hughes' accident caused extensive damage to the property, but both he and it survived the crash. ( has images of the mansion in its current state.)

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