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Old Posted Jul 20, 2015, 1:19 AM
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Darby Hotel/Grace Apartment Hotel, 234 W. Adams

The Darby's architect was John C. Austin. The "old family residence" at 234 W. Adams, referred to below, was moved to 340 W. Adams, where it remained until at least 1950:


August 8, 1909 LA Herald @ Library of Congress -- http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...arRange&page=5

This photo is undated, but I'd guess it was from around 1930, give or take a few years. The home we see part of to the left of The Darby, 226 W. Adams, is shown on the 1922 Sanborn Map as the "Hotel Darby Annex (Help's Quarters)":

USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...ll170/id/69215

The Darby is on the right in this photo looking east on Adams from just west of Grand on January 16, 1928:

USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/1178/rec/115

This undated photo probably shows the Darby's lobby:

USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...ll170/id/69214

The dining room, also undated:

USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...ll170/id/69218

If you want to see more, there are three undated photos of room interiors here:
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...ll170/id/69216
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...ll170/id/69217
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...ll170/id/69219

At some point between 1943 and 1950, the name changed to the Grace Apartment Hotel. The front has lost some windows but gained some ornamental detail:

GSV Mar 2015

The east side of the building:

GSV Mar 2015
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