Last night in Hollywood, Diane Keaton MCed a farewell party to the Ambassador Hotel, home of the legendary Coconut Grove.
It’s destruction has been fully documented by the Franklin Ave. family, on their blog The Ambassador’s Last Stand.
Skyrocketing property values will forever destroy buildings that should be saved as stops on history’s timeline. But as long as there’s a few well-meaning obsessives who will take the time to properly document the life and death of a beloved building, that building will at least remain a chapter in history.
Here’s a hearty thank you to all the bloggers who share their pieces of architectural history with us. And here’s a single red rose on the grave of classic Hollywood. R.I.P.