Here is a wonderfully atmospheric shot of the Hollywood Hotel captured by a Life magazine photographer in 1936. Interestingly the hotel’s sign across the front reads “HOTEL HOLLYWOOD” rather than the other way around. On my website, I have another photo taken that same night from the other side of the driveway: https://wp.me/p5XK3w-3bK
(Los Angeles, CA,1898) - The Crocker Mansion and neighbors on Bunker Hill. Construction on the Third Street tunnel began in 1900. Mrs. Crocker filed a petition claiming that the mansion was endangered by the street tunnel which was “unsafe, improperly constructed and a veritable death trap.” The house was alive and well in 1902 when Angels Flight began operating and dropping riders off practically on the Crocker doorstep.