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Old Posted Jul 9, 2011, 1:03 AM
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Hotel Raymond 1901-1934

Originally Posted by gsjansen View Post
ok, this is a structure i am not familiar with. anyone have any information on this wonderful whimsical builing? Raymond Hotel Station, in South Pasadena, photograph is dated 1944

Source: LAPL

Just found this on wikipedia:
Guests invariably arrived by train, the mainline Santa Fe which stopped at Raymond Station at the bottom of the hill. Many had private cars that would park on the side spur near the station. All guests were ferried by a horse-drawn bus to the hotel at the top of the hill. Much to the dismay of many guests, the old station closed down in deference to a newer station built up the tracks closer to downtown Pasadena. Guests were then forced to take an auto bus the extra distance to the hotel.

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