In a town where the prevailing creed toward architecture seems to be “It’s 20 minutes old? Tear it down! Build something new!”, it’s nice to find a photo of a building that has remained unchanged since it opened. This is the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard shortly after completion in 1927. To my mind, part of the Roosevelt’s legacy is that it was financed by a group that included Louis B. Mayer, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Sid Grauman, names that mean little to the Built Something New crowd, but loom large in the minds of anybody likely to be reading this.