Historic Hotels of Los Angeles and Hollywood, California (Images of America Series)
  • Historic Hotels of Los Angeles and Hollywood, California (Images of America Series)
  • Historic Hotels of Los Angeles and Hollywood, California (Images of America Series)

Historic Hotels of Los Angeles and Hollywood, California (Images of America Series)

by Ruth Wallach, Linda McCann, Dace Taube, Claude Zachary
     
 


This volume presents a pictorial history of Los Angeles hotels downtown, in Hollywood, and along the Wilshire Boulevard corridor from the late 19th through the mid-20th centuries. By the early 1900s, many hotels, including luxury ones, had been established in downtown Los Angeles to cater to business travelers and tourists. In the late 19th century, after the… See more details below

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This volume presents a pictorial history of Los Angeles hotels downtown, in Hollywood, and along the Wilshire Boulevard corridor from the late 19th through the mid-20th centuries. By the early 1900s, many hotels, including luxury ones, had been established in downtown Los Angeles to cater to business travelers and tourists. In the late 19th century, after the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad, hotels were built to encourage tourism and sell real estate in the agricultural Hollywood area. And with the growth of the motion picture studios in the early decades of the 20th century, grander hotels were erected to accommodate the new industry. As the city expanded westward, luxury and residential hotels were also placed in the Westlake District and along the fashionable Wilshire Boulevard corridor connecting to Beverly Hills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738559063
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/08/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
907,639
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.35(d)

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