Thursday, May 31, 2018


For those tenants residing on the south facing side of the Gaylord, in today's urbanize.LA report, the wood structure being constructed atop the parking garage across the street from us (pictured above right) will top off at 4 floors for a total of 7 stories. Unfortunately, for those living on the lower floors of the Gaylord this structure now obstructs our historic views of the "Prince" neon sign atop the Windsor apartments building. No completion date was given for this project or the attached office building being converted into apartments.

When the Gaylord is aware of any planned construction that would obstruct our tenant's historic views we will fight the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission on such structures. We've been here for more than 94 years and should be shown some respect. Sadly, this project got past us.

But for the new apartment building still being constructed on the lot north of the Evanston we were able to have the number of floors lowered and made sure the structure increased the number of parking spaces within the structure for its' tenants, so as not to take away much needed street parking from the neighborhood (originally the plans were for a much taller structure with less parking).

If any of you ever become aware of plans for new construction surrounding the Gaylord, let us know.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Folks, coming up this Sunday, June 3rd, as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, our Mary will be directing "Haiku," a one act play that she is also producing. For showtimes and other events taking place during this fun, expansive & outspoken festival, go to their website at

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Cross History...

Would you prefer linen service with your accommodations? Found in the strangest place, here we have a bill from the Ambassador Hotel to the Gaylord for laundry service of dirty linens, from February 1969. At one time, the Gaylord would make use of the Ambassador's large laundering facilities across the street. On this bill, over 1100 pieces were sent over to be cleaned at only .04 cents a piece.

***RENTED***- One Bedroom unit, 5th floor, 740 sq ft, north/west corner unit, overlooking our pool/patio & with views of the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign and Griffith Observatory, $1875/month.***RENTED*** 

Friday, May 4, 2018

A Shopping We Will Go...

We finally have a farmer's market returning to our hood! Gaylord folks & neighbors, starting on Tuesday, May 22nd, the Farmer's Market will be held in the historic Chapman Market parking lot, directly behind the Gaylord on 6th Street. So people, get your shopping bags ready to fill with tasty, fresh fruits & veggies and a shopping we will go!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Theatre People...

Coming up next week, our Mary will be performing the role of Jane Bennett, in Jane Austen's classic, "Pride and Prejudice," at the Camino Theater at LACC.
This well performed version of the story just happens to be adapted for the stage by the father of one of our other tenants. Those Gaylord connections keep working their magic!
For more info and tickets, go to their website at and go give Mary your standing ovation.