AKA: U.S. Hotel, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA
Structure Type: built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels
Dates: constructed 1862, demolished 1939
In 1878, the United States Hotel catered to a workingclass clientele. In that year, many men in the building trades lodged here. (See, for example, (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1878, [Los Angeles: Mirror Printing, Ruling and Binding House], pp. 26-27.)
The extremely ornate, Italianate United States Hotel dated c. 1880. The three-story hotel was notable for its profusion of brackets, corbel tables and oriel windows. On one end, a tower with a mansard roof lit by l'oeil de boeuf windows, poked up another story to signal the hotel's location to travelers.
PCAD id: 353