No More Ambassador Hotel

Los Angeles's Ambassador Hotel is gone. I hate to say that I never had a connection with the place, but I didn't. I came to Los Angeles after it was shuttered and saw it only as the object of a longstanding attempt to preserve it. What fascinates me about the destruction of the hotel is that the fixtures from the pantry, in which Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was shot, ar being preserved, have been packed into two steel containers as part of an agreement with the school district. Nobody seems to want them, least of all the Kennedys. Technorati Tags: historic preservation, history, los angeles

Los Angeles's Ambassador Hotel is gone. I hate to say that I never had a connection with the place, but I didn't. I came to Los Angeles after it was shuttered and saw it only as the object of a longstanding attempt to preserve it. What fascinates me about the destruction of the hotel is that the fixtures from the pantry, in which Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was shot, ar being preserved, have been packed into two steel containers as part of an agreement with the school district. Nobody seems to want them, least of all the Kennedys. Technorati Tags: historic preservation, history, los angeles

2 thoughts on “No More Ambassador Hotel

  1. Ambassador Hotel
    In my opinion, it is not the case that no one wants the pantry. In fact, it’s precisely the opposite–a lot of people would like to have some small chunk of that historic piece of architecture. I include myself among them; as a history buff and RFK fan, I feel an (unfortunate) spiritual connection to the pantry. I’d like to believe that my interest is not so much morbid as it is grounded in the history of the place and the meaning of the man who lost his life there. However, I fully understand the Kennedy family’s feelings on the issue. An acceptable compromise would be to turn the pantry over to a museum (The Smithsonian perhaps?).

  2. Ambassador Photos
    There is a webpage that has photos of the demolition of [[http://www.shamie.net|The Ambassador]]. Click on the photo of the Ambassador marquee and that will take you to more photos.

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