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Langham Huntington

  • Historically Known As: Huntington Hotel
  • NRHP Name: Huntington Hotel Historic District

  • Address: 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave
  • Vicinity: Roughly bounded by Oak Knoll Ave, Huntington Garden Dr, Old Mill Rd, and Wentworth Ave in Oak Knoll
  • Travel Genus: Lodging , Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District
  • Lodging category: Upscale Lodging

  • As Noted In: Phantom Register of Historic Places, Phantom

Although the historic central building of the Huntington Hotel was demolished in 1991 due to structural problems, a $100-million nine-story replica was built in its place. Bungalows and other structures were saved from the original, including the Viennese Ballroom (the original 1907 dining room) and Georgian Ballroom, both with 25-foot vaulted ceilings. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1907/02/00 Charles F Whittlesey Architect Designed in the Spanish Mission Revival style, the Hotel Wentworth is opened by Gen Marshall C Wentworth, a US Civil War veteran. With only partially the first four stories completed, the Wentworth closed in July 1907.
1911/00/00 Henry E Huntington Owner Henry Huntington buys the Hotel Wentworth in Pasadena, California.
1914/00/00 Myron Hunt Architect After a substantial remodel by Myron Hunt, the Huntington Hotel opens.
1966/03/18 Thomas D Campbell Died General Thomas Donald Campbell, known as the nationally as The Wheat King, dies in Pasadena, California. Active in business until 2 weeks before death, Campbell resided for many years at the Huntington Sheraton Hotel in Pasadena.
1985/10/20 After seismic tests indicate the main building is unsafe, the Huntington-Sheraton Hotel's main wing is closed without notice.
1987/05/19 Pasadena voters approve the demolition of the central building, now called the Huntington Sheraton Lanai and Cottages.
1991/03/18 The rebuilt building opens as The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel. The original dining room became the Viennese Ballroom. The original theater (Georgian Ballroom) features 10 stained-glass windows which had been covered over by the Sheraton Corp in 1954.

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Particulars for Langham Huntington:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Hotel
Architectural Style Late 19th and 20th century revivals
Architectural Style Mediterranean Revival
Architectural Style Mission-Spanish Revival
Level of Significance National
Owner Private

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 9th April 1986

Registry Name: Huntington Hotel Historic District
Registry Address: Roughly bounded by Oak Knoll Ave., Huntington Garden Dr., Old Mill Rd., Wentworth Ave.
Registry Number: 86003768
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private
Architect: Whittlesey,Charles F.; Hunt,Myron
Architectural Style: Late 19th and 20th century revivals, Mission-spanish revival, Other
Attribute: Mediterranean
Contributing Buildings: 25
Non-Contributing Buildings: 9
Contributing Sites: 2
Contributing Structures: 3
Non-Contributing Structures: 1
Certification: Determined eligible-owner objection
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Entertainment-recreation, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1906, 1933
Historic Function: Domestic, Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Hotel
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Domestic, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling Hotel

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Lodging Attribute Grand Hotel
Lodging Style Hotel
Lodging category Upscale Lodging

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