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

Designers: Lindley and Selkirk, Architecture and Engineering (firm); Arthur George Lindley ; Charles R. Selkirk (architect)

Dates: constructed 1924

6 stories

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102 North Glendale Avenue
Citrus Grove, Glendale, CA 91206

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This V-shaped Italian Renaissance palazzo occupied the northeast corner of North Glendale Avenue and East Broadway, beginning in 1924. The hotel never flourished and changed hands multiple times over the years.

Building History

A syndicate of investors led by Charles W. Ingledue, (born 1871 in IA-d. 03/16/1937 in Los Angeles County, CA), commissioned the erection of this 6-story, brick-faced apartment hotel that opened on 06/21/1924. Constructed with160-rooms, the hotel, erected at a cost of approximately $640,000, contained leasable apartments and commercial spaces.

Born in Iowa, Charles Wilson Ingledue lived with his mother-in-law, Laura E. Whitney, (born c. 09/1844 in OH), in Lima, OH, where he worked as a grocer, (part-owner of Ingledue and Company Grocery), and meatcutter between 1900 and 1910, at least. (See, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Lima Ward 4, Allen, Ohio; Page: 11; Enumeration District: 0015; FHL microfilm: 1241236 and, Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Lima Ward 2, Allen, Ohio; Roll: T624_1151; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 1375164, both accessed 08/03/2020.)

He began work in CA as a meatcutter for the Hensley Brothers in Bakersfield, CA, in 1911. (See Polk-Husted Directory Company’s Bakersfield City Directory, 1911, p. 105.) He moved to Los Angeles County by the following year, employed in a meat market, probably in Glendale. In 1914, Glendale voter records listed him as a merchant living at 725 West 3rd Street. He operated the Glendale Meat Market by 1915. (See Glendale, California, City Directory, 1915, p. 50.) One source credited him with establishing Glendale's first supermarket located in the Watson Building on the southwest corner of Glendale Boulevard and Broadway.

Successful in this field, he began investing in real estate, and was listed as a real estate agent by 1923 with an office at 632 ½ East Broadway in Glendale. (See Glendale [1923] City Directory, p. 238.) He worked with an investment group who believed that their fast-growing city needed a hotel to house tourists (and potential transplants) as well as a spot for businesses to locate and business leaders to meet.

In 2020, Highlight Coffee and the Creamy Spoon French Bistro occupied space in the old Hotel Glendale.

PCAD id: 23525