Glen-Holly Hotel

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Glen-Holly Hotel
Glen-Holly Hotel (pictured circa 1890s), first hotel in Hollywood, at the corner of what is now Yucca Street and Ivar Avenue.
General information
Coordinates34°6′13.99″N 118°19′41.34″W / 34.1038861°N 118.3281500°W / 34.1038861; -118.3281500Coordinates: 34°6′13.99″N 118°19′41.34″W / 34.1038861°N 118.3281500°W / 34.1038861; -118.3281500
Construction started1887[1]

The Glen-Holly Hotel was a hotel that was built in 1895 in Southern California.[2]

Glen Holly Hotel was just North of Prospect Avenue, now Hollywood Boulevard on Ivar Avenue at Yucca.

The Glen-Holly Hotel was the first hotel to be constructed in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles County. It was built by Joakim Berg, a noted artist of the 1890s in the region. At its opening it had 20 rooms and one bath. A horse carriage called a tallyho took guests from downtown LA to the hotel.

The original owner, Mr. Charles M. Pierce, also became the operator of the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad's Balloon Route in 1904, the line opened in September 1901. The hotel was a stop on the line going from downtown Los Angeles to West Los Angeles and the beaches on the west side. The Balloon Route used the hotel as lunch stop.[3]

D. L. Allen later took over management of the Glen-Holly Tavern. He added billiard hall, bowling alley, and livery service.[4]

It became a landmark of the area, though was later demolished.


  1. ^ Zollo, Paul (2002). Hollywood Remembered: An Oral History of Its Golden Age. Cooper Square Press. p. 9. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  2. ^ Williams, Gregory Paul. The Story of Hollywood: An Illustrated History. BL Press. ISBN 978-0-9776299-0-9.
  3. ^ Balloon Route line
  4. ^ Historic Hotels of LA, page 108 Archived 2014-07-18 at the Wayback Machine