The black construction screen that had hidden much of the former Boyle Hotel from public view for about  year came down today, revealing a renovated relic of Victorian-era Boyle Heights complete with a turret, arches and a domed cupola crowning the four-story brick building.  Musicians for hire across the street at Mariachi Plaza snapped photos of the newly exposed landmark at the corner of  First Street and Boyle Avenue as skateboarders peered through large plate glass windows into still unfinished storefronts.

The East Los Angeles Community Corp., a nonprofit developer, restored the Victorian Italianate-style building, as part of an approximately $25 million project to transform the former hotel into affordable housing.


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