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Title
Exterior view of the Nadeau Hotel on Spring Street and First Street, Los Angeles, ca.1905
Creator
C.C. Pierce & Co
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1905
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license--http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--Credit both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Description
Photograph of the exterior view of the Nadeau Hotel on Spring Street and First Street, Los Angeles, ca.1905. The four-story hotel features arched windows all throughout the building on the second floor and up. In the center of the building facing the street on the left are small decorative pediments above each floor from the second floor and up. At the top, above all the other small pediments, is a larger and wider pediment. Further above it is yet another pediment where underneath it displays "Nadeau 1883." The first floor consists mostly of shops. Some stores have striped cloth awnings covering their window fronts. Other commercial buildings can be seen to the left and right of the hotel. Streetcar tracks line the intersection in the foreground. The streets are busy with pedestrian and horse carriage traffic. At the corner of the hotel, on top of the roof, is a corner sign that reads "Hotel Nadeua." The hotel was built in 1883.
Legible signs include: "Tony Zorb's fountain saloon", "Fitzgerald Music Co., music house", "Krell pianos", "Walk Over Shoe House", "108, 109, The Leader Millenary", "A.B. Greenwald Cigar Co.", "tickets on sale now, Al Kaufman, Dave Barry, Kid Solomon, Joe Green", "Paris, Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Vienna, Berlin, papers from all parts of the world", "Godfrey & Moore druggist", "Siegal the hatter", "Hotel Nadeau café and restaurant", "power off", "[...]k store, [owl cig]ar, Ed Herwick", and "physician and surgeon".
File card reads: "Remi Nadeau opened the hotel in 1882 with a grand ball attended by the Southland's elite. He bought the site in 1872 for the 'un-heard' of sum of $20,000. The Nadeau boasted of the first electric elevator to be installed in Los Angeles. Some of the guests at the hotel have included: Anna Held, General Nelson A. Miles, Lillian Russell, and John L. Sullivan (one-time heavyweight champion)."
Type
image
Format
3 photographs : glass photonegative, photonegative, photoprint, b&w
21 x 26 cm., 20 x 25 cm.
glass plate negatives
negatives (photographic)
photographic prints
photographs
Identifier
chs-m1278
USC-1-1-1-1323 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-5290
CHS-5290A
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m1278
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-5290.jpg
Subject
Hotels, taverns, etc
Newspaper vendors
Los Angeles--Architecture--Commercial--Hotels #4
Nadeau Hotel
Buildings
Time Period
circa 1905
Place
California
Los Angeles
Spring Street & 1st Street
USA
Source
1-9-59 [Microfiche number]
5290; 5290A [Accession number]
CHS-5290; CHS-5290A [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960
USC
chs-m265

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