The Rosslyn Hotel

rosslyn hotel los AngelesThe Rosslyn Hotel “in the heart of Los Angeles” was a large tourist hotel consisting of two units- the main hotel and the annex on the northwest and southwest corners of Main and Fifth streets. My great-grandfather worked there as an electrician from 1914 to 1941. Continue reading

Train Stations

Los Angeles Central Station Southern Pacific DepotVisitors coming to Los Angeles by train in 1926 would not have arrived at the beautiful Mission Revival/Art Deco Union Station in use today- it was still only a gleam in the City Council’s eye. Instead, depending on which railroad line you were on, you’d have pulled in to one of two downtown stations. Continue reading