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Old Posted Feb 26, 2013, 4:15 PM
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Came across the photo set on USC of the old Melrose Hotel about to be demolished...

And I got to looking at the lobby shot:

That painting to the right caught my eye, and with the help of USC's new setup I was able to zoom right in:

It appears to show the Melrose right after it opened, as well as showing its environs on Grand (was there really nothing across the street at that time or is it artistic license?) and of course the Richelieu next door. I darkened it a bunch in the hopes that some detail might be brought out, but as it turns out there really wasn't much information to be gained back:

Link to full photo set
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