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Downtown Ace Hotel Confirmed, Hollywood High Landmarked

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DOWNTOWN: Fresh to the inbox: a press release from City Councilmember Jose Huizar's office confirming the not-so-fresh (but still pretty exciting) news that the Ace Hotel plans to open up in the old United Artists Theatre building on Broadway. The hotel will have about 180 rooms, a pool, a restaurant, a bar, and a "reactivation of the historic theater with approximately 1,600 seats." Take a long, lovely look around the building and theater here. [Curbed Inbox]

HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood High School has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Go Sheiks! The school, at Orange and Highland, has been in continuous operation since 1903 (see it here in 1906). After the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, it was largely rebuilt "in the [Public Works Administration] Moderne architectural style, lending the campus a unique visual continuity," according to the LA Cultural Heritage Commission's recommendation on the matter (pdf). Architecture firm Marsh, Smith and Powell designed the thirties buildings; Marston & Weston updated the auditorium's facade in the mid-fifties. It also has a long list of distinguished alumni and a pretty sweet John Ritter mural. [Curbed Inbox]

United Artists Theatre

933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA