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The Trinity Auditorium

The building at 855 S. Grand dates from 1914 and has been a hotel, church and performance space. Reopening in 2016 as the Esplendor Trinity Hotel, the auditorium will be coming back into use for the first time in decades. See our Trinity Auditorium page for lots more information. We get an early look at the Trinity in this card from LA Relics.

Another view of the building comes from a card that appeared on eBay:

A bit later, a building (now gone -- it's the hotel restaurant's patio now) sprouted on the corner of 9th and Grand. It's another card that was on eBay, this one with a a 1921 postmark. The rear says "Hotel Trinity has 350 rooms and is absolutely fireproof. Hotel Trinity has the largest lobby and sun-parlor in Los Angeles. Hotel Trinity has its own power, light and cooling system. Within Hotel Trinity is Trinity Auditorium, seating 2,500 people and having one  of the largest pipe organs in the west."

Thanks to Chuckaluck for spotting this corner-view card. He included it in a post on Noirish Los Angeles about the Trinity.

See our Theatres West of Broadway page for an overview of the many theatre buildings on Hill St., Grand and Figueroa.

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