Posted 5 years ago
This is one of my latest auction finds. I have collected restaurant china for ever. This is the first piece of Limoge I have found. This a historical piece coming from the Hotel Angelus, in Los Angeles.
Angelus Hotel, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA
Construction Date: Start Date: 1901
End Date: 1901
Notes: The Angelus consisted of two, eight-story blocks separated by a central light court, set on top of a rectangular base containing lobby, dining room, meeting areas and other shared facilities. According to promotional literature, construction cost $800,000, of which the owners spent a quarter on furnishings and equipment. A Turkish-themed room was in use in the hotel's early days. The Architectural League of the Pacific Coast staged its Second Annual Convention at the Angelus Hotel, on 04/10-13/1912; Los Angeles architect Alfred F. Rosenheim served as President of the League at that time.
Demolition Note: Demolished in 05/1956.
Alteration Note: When first announced in 1901, the Angeleus was to be the tallest hotel in Los Angeles, CA, at 7 stories. As originally built, it had 8 stories. Plans for the enlargement of the Angelus Hotel were announced in 1904 and 1907. In 1904, the press reported that the hotel would attain 9 stories in height.
Building History: G.S. Holmes, also the proprietor of The Knutsford Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT, ran the hotel early in its history; the Angelus opened 12/27/1901. Ownership changed in 1904.
Demolition Date: 1956-05-07
Structure Type: built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels
Los Angeles, CA
I think this platter was probably one of the original furnishings. It measures 15 1/2" 10 1/2". It's in excellent condition. I wonder how it ended up in South Dakota?