Monday, December 04, 2006

Pueblo Hotel: Swimmng Pool and Refrigeration!




I was walking around downtown and saw this sign and liked its 50's imagery, so Esther Williams, Frank Sinatra, etc. And yet curiously it is attached to an elegant Mission Style building. So I did a little research and found out the building itself was originally the Willard Hotel, built in 1901-1902.

The black and white photo is titled the American's Sunday Parade 1917 and shows the southeast face of the building. My photo is basically taken from the middle of the intersection behind the parade, showing the southwest corner.

To me it is fascinating how buildings become mirrors of the human history they pass through. I do wonder a little why the building is so beautifully restored and yet the sign is left pretty much as is from the 50's. On the other hand kudos to them for not just tearing it down.

4 Comments:

Blogger Sally said...

Swimming pools a bit of a DP theme lately, and I always love a pool story!

11:53 PM  
Blogger Jing said...

really thx the very interesting inforamtion about this building,this old building...:))
and that is the same reason i like the old buildings too.

jing
shanghai daily photo

5:11 AM  
Blogger luggi said...

Maybe they're going to get to it.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Louz said...

Maybe they are Luggi. Or maybe it doesn't need to be fixed. There's an interesting story there I think. Anyway, thanks for visiting guys :-)

7:05 PM  

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