Miracle Mile Historical Photo Collection

Drawing of a proposed 40-story hotel project, 1929

Photograph of an architect’s drawing of a forty-story hotel to be built in Hancock Park district, Los Angeles. An Examiner clipping with no text attached to verso, dated, “November 29, 1929”; “Architect’s sketch of forty-story hotel to be built in Hancock Park district by A.W. Ross” — Examiner clipping attached to verso, dated, “December 21, 1929”. Additional information: this is a drawing of a design by the architect Kenneth MacDonald, Jr., for a hotel that the real estate developers of Miracle Mile, Charles E. Cooper and A. W. Ross, wanted to build on Wilshire Boulevard near Ogden Drive. Because Miracle Mile lay outside the city boundaries, the building would not have been subjected to the limit height ordinance. But it was never built. See “skyscraper hotel sketched” LAT, August 16, 1929. (Caption and image courtesy of USC Digital Library.)

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