AKA: Château Élysée Apartments, Los Angeles, CA; Manor Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses; built works - dwellings - housing - housing for the elderly; built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Designers: Harvey, Arthur E., Architect (firm); Mayo, Luther T., Incorporated (firm); Arthur Edward Harvey Sr. (architect); Luther T. Mayo Sr. (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1928

7 stories, total floor area: 86,204 sq. ft.

5930 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028-5516

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Building History

Former silent film actress Elinor Kershaw Ince (1884–1971), wife of the early Hollywood producer and director, Thomas H. Ince (1882-1924), commissioned Los Angeles architect, Arthur E. Harvey to build this hotel and apartment building catering to the local film industry. It later was renovated into a elder-care facility.

The Church of Scientology began to use the Château Élysée in 1969 and purchased the apartment tower four years later. It named it the "Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International."

Altered to accommodate an elder-care facility.

Los Angeles City Historical-Cultural Monument (Listed 1987-09-23): 329

PCAD id: 10854