Robert Stacy-Judd (1884-1975): Aztec Hotel, Monrovia, Calif.
Owning Institution: UC Santa Barbara, Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design and Architecture Museum
About this CollectionArchitect Robert Stacy-Judd designed the Aztec Hotel in Monrovia, Cailf., in the Mayan Revival style of architecture. As an early proponent of the Mayan Revival style, Stacy-Judd promoted the Aztec Hotel as the first commercial structure to be designed in this distinctive style. The hotel was built along Route 66, with cast concrete architectural features with "Mayan" motifs along the front facade. It included private hotel rooms (with private baths), shops, apartments, and a restaurant with attached outdoor patio at the back of the hotel.
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