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Historic Hotels Southern California

 

Alexandria Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Alexandria Hotel off Main St. in Los Angeles is still surviving.

 

 

Hotel Barbizon
Los Angeles, CA
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The Hotel Barbizon ian interesting looking old classic hotel. The colors really send it back in time. This hotel/apartments is located in the Westlake District.

 

 

 

Ambassador Hotel (Demolished)
Los Angeles, CA
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One of the most famous hotels around is the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The site of the assassination of Robert Kennedy, the Ambassador is now shut down. There is still talk of this site being razed over as the location of a new school.

Built at the start of the 1920's, the ambassador and its Cocoanut Grove entertainment area was a very popular hangout throughout the years, with many celebrities gracing its path. The Los Angeles Conservancy is currently at work trying to save this treasure from possible demolition.

 

UPDATE : The Ambassador Hotel is gone.

 

 

King Edward Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
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Check out the King Edward Hotel while you're in downtown Los Angeles.

 

 

 

 

Hotel Rosslyn
Los Angeles, CA
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The Hotel Rosslyn features an immense old cast iron looking sign atop its roof. The twin towers just emit a feeling of nostalgia.

Below are a couple more photos of this historic hotel.

 

Rosslyn Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Rosslyn Hotel is an old Parkinson designed structured. Check out the old rooftop sign atop the building.

Apparently, the owner of the Frontier Hotel nearby has purchased the Rosslyn.

(Far left) The famous look of the Rosslyn Hotel rooftop sign.

 

UPDATE 10/05 : In 1913, the Hotel Rosslyn was owned by George A Hart, and his brother, Dwight.  George was born in Freedom, Ohio, November 5, 1870. They developed Ocean Park, California in 1902 and a street there still bears their name (Hart Avenue.)  A 1913 biography written about George Alandson Hart said they were to begin erection of $1,000,000 addition to the hotel.  At the time it was only on one side of the street.  It would contain 730 rooms.  They were connected by an underground marble tunnel.  He was President of Terra Bella Development Co, comprising 20,000 acres near Bakersfield. Many thanks to David Nemor for update. 10-05

UPDATE 01/07 : Here's an old postcard image of the Hotel Rosslyn. 01-07

Hotel Rosslyn
Postcard courtesy A. Hauss

 

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