Rediscovering Los Angeles — The Melrose

March 9, 1936, Rediscovering Los Angeles

March 9, 1936: Times artist Charles Owens and columnist Timothy Turner visit the Melrose tourist hotel on Grand between 1st and 2nd streets, which was connected to the old Rowan mansion. Turner paints wonderful portraits of life in Los Angeles in the 1890s. “It still has the old furniture in its lobbies, some ornately carved Chinese pieces and rocking chairs galore for it was the age of ‘the rocker.’ “

March 9, 1936, Reciscovering Los Angeles

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One Response to Rediscovering Los Angeles — The Melrose

  1. Cal and Lulu says:

    It’s really sad that these beautiful works of architecture were torn down and replaced with concrete and steel or, in some cases, asphalt parking lots.

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