Clark Hotel

426 South Hill Street

Situated near Pershing Square, the Clark is an 11 story complex with a spacious lobby and 555 rooms. It was purchased by the People's Republic of China in the 1980s to become a Chinese business/cultural center, but was later sold when relations between China and the United States cooled.

 

PHOTOS: "Dick" Whittington Collection, USC Libraries, Special Collections (left); 1940s postcard (right).