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

Designers: Curlett, William, and Son, Architects (firm); Eisen and Son, Firm #2, Architects (firm); Alexander Edward Curlett (architect); William F. Curlett (architect); Percy Augustus Eisen (architect); Theodore Augustus Eisen (architect)

Dates: constructed 1912-1913, demolished 1972

9 stories

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

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The Gates Hotel, at 828-836 West 6th Street, occupied the southeast corner of Figueroa Street and 6th Street.


The Gates Hotel block occupied the southeastern corner of 6th and Figueroa Streets. The San Francisco-based architectural firm of Curlett and Son planned the hotel for Carroll W. Gates. The venerable William Curlett (1846-1914) and his son, Alexander (1881-1942), worked with the Los Angeles firm of Eisen and Son, Architects on the Gates Hotel design; this was one of the last large-scale designs in Los Angeles by William Curlett. According to a contemporary newspaper account, "The site is at present occupied by an old three-story frame building." (See "Half-Million Dollar Hotel for Sixth and Figueroa Streets," Los Angeles Times, 10/05/1911, part II, p. 1.)

Building History

Carroll W. Gates commissioned the architects Curlett and Son and Eisen and Son to build this large hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, CA, c. 1913.


The Gates Hotel was razed in 1972 to make way for the Northwestern Mutual Building, originally called the Linder Plaza Building.

PCAD id: 20769