Hotel Green

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Hotel Green
Hotel Green, Pasadena, from the south, ca.1905 (CHS-2749).jpg
Hotel Green, circa 1905
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Location of Castle Green in Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Location Pasadena, California
Coordinates 34°08′38″N118°08′58″W / 34.14389°N 118.14944°W / 34.14389; -118.14944 Coordinates: 34°08′38″N118°08′58″W / 34.14389°N 118.14944°W / 34.14389; -118.14944
Built1893 (1893)
Architect Frederick L. Roehrig
Architectural style Mediterranean Revival
NRHP reference No. 82002196 [1]
PASHP No.N1062 [2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMarch 23, 1982 (1982-03-23) [1]
Designated CPSeptember 15, 1983 (1983-09-15) [3]
Designated PASHPMarch 23, 1982 (1982-03-23)
Hotel Green, 1900. HotelGreen-1900.jpg
Hotel Green, 1900.
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Hotel Green, circa 2022 Hotel Green Pasadena.jpg
Hotel Green, circa 2022

The Hotel Green was a hotel in Pasadena, California. It was built in 1893 by George Gill Green, and later expanded by him with two additional buildings in 1898 and 1903, creating a complex of three structures. The Hotel Green was the home of the Valley Hunt Club and the Tournament of Roses association.[ citation needed ]

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Hotel Green, designed by Los Angeles-based architect Frederick Roehrig in 1893, was the first of the three buildings. The second building in the complex was originally known as the "Central Annex" and became known as "Castle Green," while the third building is known as the "North Annex." [4] The entire block of annexes is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Pasadena Historic Monument.

History

Construction on a hotel was initiated in 1887 by developer Edward C. Webster, between Raymond Avenue and the Santa Fe Railroad tracks. Webster's later insolvency led to George Gill Green acquiring the unfinished building. [5] :10 Green doubled the size and completed the hotel in 1893. The newly expanded hotel, named the Hotel Green, opened for business in 1894. [5] :12 During its time, the Hotel Green became a "social and cultural center for Pasadena," where it hosted society events such as receptions for significant visitors, [5] and painting exhibitions. [6] Due to the hotel's success, Green began building an addition in 1897, and the "Central Annex" opened on January 16, 1899 to coincide with Green's birthday, and 1,000 guests came to celebrate the occasion. [5] :12 The new building, to become known as "Castle Green," was on a full city block but was "set back from the streets, which provided ample space for a garden." [5] :13

The hotel continued to grow in popularity with the new Central Annex. Its pedestrian bridge to the main hotel over Raymond Avenue became a popular viewing site for the Rose Parade, which ran along Raymond at the time. In 1903 Green added a third building. It incorporated an earlier building constructed in 1887, the Wooster Block, which had been part of the original site of the California Institute of Technology. [5] :15

In film

In certain scenes from the Puppet Master film series the Green Hotel was filmed to double as the "Bodega Bay Inn". [7]

It is briefly seen in the 2005 film Rumor Has It .

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References

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  2. "Hotel Green". Office of Historic Preservation. State of California. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  3. "99 S RAYMOND Ave". CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL RESOURCES INVENTORY DATABASE. State of California, City of Pasadena. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  4. "CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL RESOURCES INVENTORY DATABASE". pasadena.cfwebtools.com. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Gadski, Mary Ellen (March 20, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Hotel Green". National Park Service . Retrieved August 12, 2013. Accompanied by photos.
  6. "Local artist is praised by critics". The Independent. 1911-02-13. p. 3. Retrieved 2021-02-12.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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