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Title
Charnock Block/Pershing Hotel and Roma Hotel
Alternative Title
Los Angeles County Building Survey Photo Collection;
Creator
Sanderson, James
Contributor
Photographs taken for Historic American Buildings Survey or the Historic Landscapes Survey: documentation is on file
Date Created and/or Issued
2013
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; Photographic print is included with negative.; Photographs taken as part of a building survey which includes a narrative report.
The Roma Hotel located at 508 South Main Street was constructed in 1904 by Fred L. and Frank M. Lee. The ground floor appears to have been used originally as retail and office space with lodging on the upper floors. The Charnock Block/Pershing Hotel is located at 500 South Main Street at the corner of South Main and East 5th Streets. The Charnock Block was constructed in two phases, first in 1889 with a long rectangular plan built on the lot that faces 5th Street and then in 1907 with an addition on the next lot to the south. In 1923, the Charnock Block became known as the Pershing Hotel and is a rare example of Late Victorian era commercial architecture and Second Empire style. In 1989, both the Roma and Charnock Block/Pershing Hotel underwent major renovation, replacing storefronts, remodeling the ground floors and reconfiguring the third floor to create common area space, joining the two buildings together. Both buildings have been identified as contributing buildings to the 5th - Main Street Commercial Historic District which was determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Interior view of the main stairwell in the Roma Hotel, looking south.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;10 x 13 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00111574
Los Angeles County Building Survey Collection;
GPC_b96_f1_i3
CARL0005236227
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/3415
Subject
Roma Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Los Angeles
Architecture--California--Los Angeles--French influences
Architecture, Victorian--California--Los Angeles
Decoration and ornament--Second Empire style
Staircases--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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