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Old Posted Mar 11, 2012, 3:43 AM
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I've always been a bit enamored by the "enchanting" Portal Motor Hotel located in Cahuenga Pass.



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above: I especially like the area on the right where the cabins seem to gradually climb the hillside.






below: A portion of the Portal Motor Hotel can be seen on the right in this wonderful photograph.


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above: I wonder what type of construction is going on in the foreground (lower left). Does anyone know?







below: Another postcard view.....with my favorite cabins on the right.


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below: You get a glimpse of the pool in this postcard from the 1950s. If you look closely
there is sign that acts as an archway over the entrance to the motor-hotel.


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After finding the previous postcards I was finally able to place this photograph because of the Portal Motor Hotel sign-archway.


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below: A negative of tourists enjoying the pool at the Portal Motor Hotel.


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below: The former site of the Portal Motor Hotel as it appears today.


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below: In this view you can see the area (that I had mentioned earlier), where the cabins were located up the hillside.


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below: In this aerial you can still see the outlines of the long lost Portal Motor Hotel.


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One last note:

This matchbook has the address as 2775 N. Highland instead of 2775 Cahuenga Blvd. Were these addresses interchangeable?


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