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Historic Hotels Southern California

 

Bryson Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

 

Along Wilshire Boulevard, also known as the Miracle Mile, is the Bryson Apartments and its famous rooftop sign.

(Far right) A closer look at the Bryson roof top sign in Los Angeles

 

 

Royale Wilshire
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Also located along the Miracle Mile is the Wilshire Royale Hotel. This is currently a Howard Johnson's hotel.

 

 

The Stratford Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Check out the Hotel Stratford and its rooftop sign, located near downtown Los Angeles.

 

 

Gaylord Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Gaylord Apartments still features its rooftop sign in an old part of Koreatown. The Gaylord Hotel and its rooftop sign was originally built sometime in the 1920's.

 

 

 

The Plaza Hotel
Hollywood, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Here's the famous Plaza Hotel rooftop sign in Hollywood, near Sunset and Vine. This sign is located right next the The Broadway department store and sign.

 

 

Cecil Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Cecil Hotel still stands proudly in Downtown L.A., complete with wall description. Near Dearden's check out the Cecil Hotel next time you're in town. This hotel was built in the 1920's.

 

 

Knickerbocker Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Knickerbocker Hotel is one of the old historic Los Angeles Hotels that has had its share of notoriety. Apparently Elvis Presley used to make this place a hangout as well as other rock star legends.

The rooftop sign for The Knickerbocker is one that can be seen for blocks. 10-05

 

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