“A historic Italianate luxury hotel”
The Pico House is a historic building in Los Angeles, California, dating from its days as a small town in Southern California. Located on 430 North Main Street, it sits across the old Los Angeles Plaza from Olvera Street and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Pío Pico, a successful businessman who was the last Mexican Governor of Alta California, ordered construction of a luxury hotel in the growing town. Its time in the spotlight did not last very long. By 1876 the Southern Pacific Railroad had linked the city with the rest of the country and more residents and businessman began pouring in. Pio Pico himself started having financial troubles, and lost the hotel to the San Francisco Savings and Loan Company. In 1882, the hotel was so crowded with guests that Manager Dunham secured thirty rooms on the opposite side of the street, "and still the cry is more room." This historic residence is said to be the home of lingering spirits of those who were killed in the Chinese massacre. Pio Pico’s apparition also has been seen here. The house was featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures.
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- Thu: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Tue: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sun, Wed, Fri, Sat: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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