AKA: Savoy Hotel, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Designers: Morgan, Walls and Morgan, Associated Architects and Engineers (firm); Octavius Morgan (architect); Octavius Weller Morgan Sr. (architect); John A. Walls (architect)

Dates: constructed 1918-1919, demolished 1965

11 stories

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601 West 6th Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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The Hotel Savoy occupied the corner of West 6th Street and Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles.

Building History

Owner Frank Simpson, Sr., commissioned the Los Angeles architecture firm of Morgan, Walls and Clements to design this 11-story, Italian Renaissance palazzo, Frank Simpson, Jr., managed the establishment for this father.

Building Notes

The building had 11 floors, 128 feet in height, not including a penthouse. Morgan, Walls and Morgan received an award citation from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Southern California Chapter, for the design of the Savoy Hotel in 04/1920.


In 1957, the Savoy Hotel renovated its lobby entrance and its 10 floors of guest rooms. Retail storefronts were remodeled to suit Continental Airlines, Incorporated, Scandinavian Airlines System, Incorporated, and Hertz Rent a Car offices. (See "L.A. Downtown Improvement Projects Grow," Los Angeles Times, 07/14/1957, p. F8.)


The Savoy was torn down in 1965. The office building, 611 Place, replaced the Hotel Savoy in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.

PCAD id: 11713