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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 10:30 PM
malumot malumot is offline
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My thoughts as well, Alvaro. Is it just me, or do I detect a whiff of Prairie School in those windows? They look astonishingly similar to the Melrose on Grand. It may be quibbling, but I don't think the Westmoore was built any earlier than 1890:

My patented Palm Tree Dating Device puts both those trees at around 15 years old.

Besides....who would even think of building a hotel at 7th and Francisco in 1880? That was way out in the sticks then. LA only had 11,000 people in 1880.

Here's a link to the first 30 pages of Historic Hotels Of Los Angeles and Hollywood. All your Downtown favorites are here....unfortunately the preview ends a couple pages into the chapter on Bunker Hill.

Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido View Post
I guess you are suspecting right, Ethereal.
If we look to the Fremont Hotel (1880's) and then to the Bradbury Building (1893), we notice that the simplification of lines increases every ten years (to the 1970's I guess). The Westmore looks simpler than the Bradbury. So I'd say it was built in the 1900's.
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