Black L.A. 1947: The Sentinel’s Hotel Listings

Golden West Manor

The Golden West Manor Motel, 3700 S. Western, via Google Street View.

June 12, 1947: The Western Motel, at 37th Street and South Western Avenue, advertised in the Sentinel that it was “clean, comfortable, modern” with “special accommodations for theatrical artists.”

Western Model, 1947

Roberson's Motel
Also advertising in the Sentinel was Roberson’s Motel, 2111 E. Imperial Blvd.

Crown Motel

The Crown Motel, 2111 E. Imperial Highway, via Google Street View.

Hotel Watkins
The Hotel Watkins, 2022 W. Adams Blvd., said it was “beautifully furnished” and had a dining room.

Google Street View

The Hotel Watkins, 2022 W. Adams Blvd. (shown above via Google Street View).

The Rex Hotel

Vacancies were also listed at the Rex Hotel (demolished).

The Sentinel also carried listings for the Downtown House, 117 N. San Pedro (demolished); the Clark Hotel, Washington Boulevard and Central Avenue (demolished); the McAlpin Hotel, 648 Stanford Ave. (demolished); and the Avon Hotel, 405 S. Hewitt St. (demolished).

Hotels, 1947

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