Tag: Coronet Apartments

Coronet Apartments, Villa of Vice?

Hollywood madam Lee Francis and Judge Cecil D. Holland reviewing a document, 1940

One of the Sunset Strip’s most infamous legends is that the Piazza del Sol, an Italian Renaissance-style building at 8439 Sunset, was once a brothel – that the entire building was a lavish pleasure palace operated in service to Hollywood elites. I fact check the legend over at the West Hollywood History Center.

The Piazza del Sol: Out of the Ashes

Surviving scandals, arson and even murder, the future looks bright for the Piazza del Sol

Revisit the history of the Hacienda Park Apartments, its decline and destruction by fire and subsequent Phoenix-like rise from the ashes as today’s Piazza del Sol at the West Hollywood History Center.

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