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"Last stand" of the Melrose Hotel
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The former Melrose Hotel, located at 138 S. Grand Ave. on Bunker Hill, captured during its demolition in July 1957. It started as a Victorian mansion in 1881, decorated with overlapping shingles, cupolas, and domes, and eventually became an apartment hotel. When built, the hotel proper was attached to the mansion which became its annex.; For similar view, see image 00026606.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Hotels-Hotel Melrose; A-000-263 4x5
Melrose Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Apartment hotels--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Construction and demolition debris--California--Los Angeles
Demolition--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Lampposts--California--Los Angeles
Palms--California--Los Angeles
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Queen Anne revival (Architecture)--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Grand Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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