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In 2012, the VA decided that the Hoover Barracks should be mothballed on the campus in West Los Angeles. It is the last remaining structure of eight wood-frame barracks built on the West L.A. campus during the Depression to house veterans.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

In 2012 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs made the determination that this Victorian-era Protestant/Catholic Chapel, built in 1900, should be mothballed on the VA campus in West Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A woman walks through a corridor that leads to a vacant building on the VA campus in West Los Angeles. The building was constructed in 1928 and was used as the hospital annex.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A chair leans against a wall on the VA campus in West Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A door is barred on a vacant building on the VA campus in West Los Angeles. In 2012 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs decided to mothball the building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Scrawlings are left on a dirty window of a vacant building on the VA campus in West Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A room stands in ruins inside a vacant building on the VA campus in West Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

An empty corridor leads to a vacant building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A veteran sits on a bench at the historic trolley stop building on the VA campus in West Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

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Veterans Affairs properties are at risk of being demolished

Hundreds of landmarks on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs properties are at risk of being demolished because of the agency’s lack of maintenance and its failure to comply with federal laws protecting historic sites, according to a study by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The VA has 2,008 historic buildings across the country, some dating back to its original 11 campuses built in the aftermath of the Civil War. The study found that roughly half the buildings are unoccupied and deteriorating — even as the VA finds itself with a growing need for real estate. Read story

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