Santa Monica Professional Building | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Jacques Garnier

Santa Monica Professional Building

This Spanish Colonial Revival building, with Moorish details and baroque ornamentation that draws the eye upwards, has an unusual Y-shaped plan to accommodate sunlight and ocean breezes.

Plans are underway to convert the seven-story structure, which features a penthouse on the top floor, from office and retail space to a hotel.

Photo courtesy Marc Wanamaker

Ambassador Hotel (Demolished)

One of Los Angeles' defining historic sites, the Ambassador fueled development of Wilshire Boulevard and housed the world-famous Cocoanut Grove.