Photograph of a man standing at the head of debris-laden stairs and pointing to the Hotel Statler. "Old Westmoore Hotel bows to wreckers. Reporter points to modern Statler across the street. Another of Los Angeles' early landmarks is giving way to progress this week as wrecking crews are busily razing the old Westmoore Hotel at 1000 West Seventh street. Built in about 1880, the 80-room four-story frame structure once was considered the finest "family" hotel in the Southland. it was among the first to have both a ballroom and a large banquet room. Though often the scene of social functions, the Westmoore failed to keep pace with the Los Angeles and Hollywood models and by the middle of 1920's had even lost it's distinctive front.; Several stores were built on the hotel's front lot thus hiding the large pillars which had set the building apart from others in the area. As the time passed, the once stately Westmoore gradually declined in class and with the construction of such new hotels as Statler, located across the street, the old dwelling fell prey to the inevitable. A spacious garage and service station will be built in its place" -- Examiner clipping attached to verso, dated, "February 10, 1957". Verso dated, "February 12, 1957".; Streetscape.