Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What This Town Needs is More Domes!

And if anyone needs inspiration for a Victorian folly for their model railroad, consider the Melrose Hotel in Los Angeles, a "tourist hotel" attached to an old mansion on LA's Bunker Hill. Don't ask me how to build those domed roofs.

See the Melrose Hotel on the L.A. Daily Mirror blog, which is always worth a read. The better photo is cribbed from A Visit to Old Los Angeles, which has a whole page on the Melrose and the luxurious accommodations awaiting Easterners visiting Los Angeles. There's a huge number of photos of old LA there, just the thing for some inspiration for older California architecture. Downtown LA's mix of hills and flats also means that there's always some chances for inspiring architecture.

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