Barclay Hotel

4th and Main

The Barclay is one of several old hotels on the edge of Skid Row that serve a valuable role in housing the periodically-homeless. It is formerly the Van Nuys Hotel.

To the left is a photo of the corner of Main and Fourth. Confused? Large portions of the Historic Core are now used as backdrops to film crews looking for that "New York" style, so that the street signs have been changed accordingly. Take a look in the windows of the Barclay. A great place for coffee? Think again. What looks like a diner is only a set, used for filming only.

PHOTO: C. Roseman