Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Current Exhibit: Eaton's Santa Anita Hotel and Restaurant

"Come for a day, or come to stay." On display now through the end of May: photos and memorabilia from Eaton's Santa Anita Hotel and Restaurant, formerly located at 1130-1150 W. Colorado Blvd. in Arcadia, from 1939-1969, on historic Route 66. The hotel had 58 rooms in a series of one-story bungalows surrounded by a landscaped court and swimming pool. Items on display include menus, ads, postcards, stationary, a key fob, and pictures of Charles Eaton, his wife, friends, and staff. Eaton's was demolished and in its place is now a Coco's Restaurant.

2 comments:

Mary Carter said...

I am 74 and cannot get to Arcadia now from Las Vegas. I would love to see this exhibit.Some of my best childhood memories are the vacations with my parents at Eaton's. The service, the grounds and the food were exceptional. There is nothing like it in today's world.

Arcadia Public Library said...

Sorry you weren't able to make it!