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

Designers: Austin, John C.W. Architect (firm); John Corneby Wilson Austin (architect)

Dates: constructed 1902-1903

6 stories

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401 South Olive Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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In 1904, Thomas Pascoe was the proprietor of the Fremont Hotel in Los Angeles, and continued to at least 1910. Mira Hershey was the President of the Fremont Hotel Company, with James Murray as Secretary. (See Los Angeles City Directory, 1904, p. 479.) In 03/1902, John C.W. Austin was mentioned in the Los Angeles Times as being working on the plans of the Fremont Hotel. (See Fremont Hotel, Los Angeles," Los Angeles Times, 03/06/1902, part II, page 1.)

Building Notes

This six-story Mission Revival Style hotel was designed by John C.W. Austin (1870-1963). The hotel had the quintessential Mission Revival scalloped parapet on two sides and had prominent corner turrets, some round, some pyramidal, that punctuated each corner. A large, two-floor loggia that projected out from the main facade. Entry was gained at the corner of South Olive Street and West 4th Street.


The building was razed and has been replaced by a parking lot.

PCAD id: 20186