AKA: Hayward Manor, Los Angeles, CA

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

Designers: Parkinson and Parkinson, Architects (firm); Whittlesey, Charles F., Architect (firm); Donald Berthold Parkinson (architect); John Parkinson (architect); Charles Frederick Whittlesey (architect)

Dates: constructed 1905

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South Spring Street and West Sixth Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Southwest corner of South Spring Street and West Sixth Street.

Building History

PA-born, real estate investor Dr. Henderson Hayward (1844-1924) provided the capital for the design and construction of the Hayward Hotel to be built on the southeast corner of 6th and Spring Streets.

Building Notes

The Simmonds Adobe occupied part of this lot from 1856-1905;


The hotel planned to add space to its top floors in 1916; an addition was made on the west side of Spring Street (adjoing the original hotel on the south) in 1918; another addition to the Hayward was made on 6th Street beginning in mid-1925; the Los Angeles Time wrote of this addition in its 03/27/1925 edition: "Another important deal is the contemplated erection of a fourteen-story addition to the Hayward Hotel at Sixth and Spring Strets at a cost of $600,000. Preliminary plans are being prepared by John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson. The structure will contain 180 rooms, each with a bath, and will be erected by next January." (See "Huge Apartment to Rise," Los Angeles Times, 03/27/1925, p. A1.) In 1957, the Los Angeles YWCA began operation of a transient hotel for women on the sixth floor of the Hayward Hotel; Pacific Investments LLC purchased the 500-unit Hayward Hotel, July, 2002 and planned a renovation of the retail facade. Private security was to be added and a liquor store operating in the building removed.

PCAD id: 131