Wilshire Grand Hotel

930 Wilshire Blvd

Originating in the 1950s as the Statler Hotel, then the Statler- Hilton, this venerable lodging-place eventually became the Hilton Hotel and towers, then the Omni. Recently, its name changed to the Wilshire Grand Hotel.

PHOTO: C. Mayda (1996), top; 1950's postcard, below.