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Title
Ambassador Hotel, auction items
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Leonard, Gary
Date Created and/or Issued
2005
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.
The Ambassador Hotel, designed by renowned architect Myron Hunt, opened its doors in 1921. The massive 500-room hotel occupied 23.7 acres at 3400 Wilshire Boulevard, bordered by Wilshire Boulevard, 8th Street, Catalina Street, and nearly to Mariposa Avenue. The Schine family owned it for about 50 years, until its doors were closed after 68 years of service in 1989, selling for $64 million. A public auction was held in September of 2005 to sell off as many items as it could. Seen here are: sofas, guest logs, tables, chairs, and against the back fence, even doors panels. The Ambassador sits majestically in the background; it was demolished between late 2005 and early 2006. Photograph dated September 10, 2005.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print:col. ;13 x 18 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00104792
Gary Leonard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
GPC_b43_f4_i44
CARL0005198918
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/119418
Subject
Ambassador Hotel
Auctions--California--Los Angeles
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Furniture--California--Los Angeles
Abandoned buildings--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Gary Leonard Collection photographs
Hunt, Myron,1868-1952

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