Marilyn Monroe’s Los Angeles house is facing demolition

The house in Brentwood, California, where Marilyn Monroe lived and died is set for demolition.

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A permit from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety showed that the home was in the early stages of the demolition process as of Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

A formal permit has not been granted yet to the home’s current owners, KTLA reported.

In July, the 2,900 square-foot house was sold from Glory of the Snow LLC to Glory of the Snow Trust for $8.35 million but at the time, according to the Times.

The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, according to KTLA. It is in the middle of a small quiet neighborhood cul-de-sac.

The house was built in 1929 and according to the Times, it was the only house Monroe owned by herself. She purchased it in the early 1960s for $75,000 after her marriage to Arthur Miller ended.

It is unclear why the owners want to tear down the house, according to KTLA. The news station reported that there is a fight going on to preserve the house.

A petition has been created to stop the demolition, with over 1,300 signatures so far, KTLA reported.

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