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The Baltimore Sun

LA Land: The Carpenters' home in Downey, California

Jon Konjoyan, 45, former national promotion director at A&M records, holds up the Carpenter's record album from 1973 titled, "Now and Then", that shows their home, seen in background, on Newville Ave. in Downey, California.. Fans are rallying to prevent the demolition of the home, seen at right, of Richard and Karen Carpenter. . Karen Carpenter died in the home, seen at right, on Feb. 4, 1983.Mel Melcon