Friday, December 23, 2011

Yamashiro Inn

The Yamashiro Inn on a hilltop in Hollywood is closing in on it's 100th birthday in 2014. Construction began in 1911 by two wealthy brothers. The brothers were avid collectors of Japanese art and wanted a home to showcase the collection. They brought dozens of Japanese craftsmen to Hollywood to build the ten room residence. The Pagoda was purchased in Japan, disassembled and then reassembled on the hilltop. It is said to be the oldest building in California, 600 years. The views are commanding; the San Bernardino Mountains, Downtown Los Angeles, Century City and all the way to the Pacific Ocean.