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Architect Myron Hunt designed the Ambassador Hotel, it was built in 1921, and the structure played a large role in the development of paved roads in the Wilshire Boulevard area. The hotel's Cocoanut Grove nightclub was among the premiere nightclub locations for celebrities and politicians to visit and guests included multiple US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, celebrities, and the hotel became the location of later tragic events. During June of 1968, the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy transpired within the hotel's pantry and subsequently the structure went through a series of later owners and was ultimately demolished to build schools for the local area. Photographs include the hotel floor plan, some external and internal locations, and portions of the pantry crime scene. 


Credits: Los Angeles Public Library Visual Collection, University of California Huntington Library Photo Archive, Los Angeles Police Department files, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.