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Atascadero in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Carlton Hotel

 
 
Carlton Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2010
1. Carlton Hotel Marker
Inscription. In 1928 The Carlton Hotel began as a single story building for the Atascadero Development Syndicate. The 52-room hotel on the second floor called the “Annex” opened its doors at a gala event on November 28, 1929.

In 1931 the building changed hands for the third time. With new owners came a neon sign on the rooftop that is still there today and a new name, “The Carlton.” Soon the hotel was hosting some of Hollywood’s elite radio and television personalities including Jack Benny, Bette Davis, Fred MacMurray, Dick Powell and Ralph Bellamy.

The next twenty years brought the addition of a new corner entrance and clock tower that was recreated in 2004 to once again be an Atascadero landmark.
 
Location. 35° 29.365′ N, 120° 40.21′ W. Marker is in Atascadero, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of El Camino Real and Traffic Way. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at the corner entrance to the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero CA 93422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sunken Gardens (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atascadero Administration Building
Carlton Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2010
2. Carlton Hotel
View of the hotel from the car on a very rainy California day.
Marker is mounted to the right of the corner entrance door.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Your American Heritage Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Templeton Carriage Works (approx. 4.6 miles away); Museum Property / Horstman House (approx. 4.6 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atascadero.
 
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Carlton Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 29, 2010
3. Carlton Hotel
View of the hotel the following day after the rain had moved on.
The Carlton Hotel Neon Sign image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2010
4. The Carlton Hotel Neon Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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