Hoover Hotel

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Hoover Hotel
Hoover Hotel, Whittier.JPG
Hoover Hotel, 2008
Hoover Hotel is located in Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
Hoover Hotel
Location Whittier, California
Coordinates 33°58′41″N 118°2′10″W / 33.97806°N 118.03611°W / 33.97806; -118.03611Coordinates: 33°58′41″N 118°2′10″W / 33.97806°N 118.03611°W / 33.97806; -118.03611
Built 1930
Architect Bushnell, David
Architectural style Mediterranean Revival- Spanish Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 02000074[1]
Added to NRHP February 1, 2002

Hoover Hotel is a hotel built in 1930 in the Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival architectural styles. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

When the Hoover Hotel opened in 1930, the Hoover's 100 guest rooms and elegant ballrooms were the most prestigious place for out-of-town visitors to stay in the Whittier area, and for locals to conduct receptions and other events. The area around the Hoover declined after World War II, and the Hoover became a single-room occupancy hotel that attracted indigents. Its ballroom became a bar and pool hall.

In 2001, the property was redeveloped by LINC Housing and Vista Communities as SEASONS at the Hoover, an affordable housing project with 50 units for low-income senior citizens. The total cost of the redevelopment project was $7.7 million. The project has been recognized by the Whittier Historic Resources Commission, the Whittier Conservancy, and by the Building Industry Association, which selected it as the best seniors housing of 2001. The National Association of Home Builders awarded the project the Gold Medal Best of Seniors Housing in February, 2002 and also presented it the Jurors’ Award for Innovation.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 

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