Spring Street in 1906, the year the Alexandria Hotel opened. (CA State Library).  Bizarre Los Angeles.

Spring Street in 1906, the year the Alexandria Hotel opened. (CA State Library). Bizarre Los Angeles.

This is an undated photo of the dining room at the Alexandria Hotel, site of a brief April 1920 fistfight between Louis B. Mayer and Charlie Chaplin.  Chaplin and Mayer reportedly at odds over Chaplin's divorce from Mildred Chaplin, under contract to Mayer at the time.  Chaplin's first meeting with Jackie Coogan, in the summer of 1919, also reportedly took place at the Alexandria Hotel.  Photo accessed at http://historylosangeles.blogspot.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

This is an undated photo of the dining room at the Alexandria Hotel, site of a brief April 1920 fistfight between Louis B. Mayer and Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin and Mayer reportedly at odds over Chaplin's divorce from Mildred Chaplin, under contract to Mayer at the time. Chaplin's first meeting with Jackie Coogan, in the summer of 1919, also reportedly took place at the Alexandria Hotel. Photo accessed at http://historylosangeles.blogspot.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

Alexandria Hotel (1906), view03, 501 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Alexandria Hotel (1906), view03, 501 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Alexandria Hotel lobby in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1937, when the hotel reopened. (Bizarre Los Angeles / Sad Hill)

Alexandria Hotel - Los Angeles - 1937

The Alexandria Hotel lobby in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1937, when the hotel reopened. (Bizarre Los Angeles / Sad Hill)

Watch the match at Alexandria Hotel. It's Tropical family friendly beer garden with lots of character. Find more best places to watch the World Cup in Australia: http://pin.it/7HWwkkH

Watch the match at Alexandria Hotel. It's Tropical family friendly beer garden with lots of character. Find more best places to watch the World Cup in Australia: http://pin.it/7HWwkkH

Alexandria Hotel (1906), view02, 501 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA, USA | "When I returned to Los Angeles I stayed at the Alexandria Hotel on Fifth Street and Main, the swankiest hotel in town.  It was in the grand rococo style: marble columns and crystal chandeliers adorned the lobby, in the center of which was the fabulous "million dollar carpet" - the mecca of big movie deals - humorously so named also because of the quidnuncs and quasi promoters who s

Alexandria Hotel (1906), view02, 501 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA, USA | "When I returned to Los Angeles I stayed at the Alexandria Hotel on Fifth Street and Main, the swankiest hotel in town. It was in the grand rococo style: marble columns and crystal chandeliers adorned the lobby, in the center of which was the fabulous "million dollar carpet" - the mecca of big movie deals - humorously so named also because of the quidnuncs and quasi promoters who s

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