'The Suicide': The Hotel Cecil and the Mean Streets of L.A.'s Notorious Skid Row

If you ever want to experience loneliness in the midst of a metropolis, take a trip to the Hotel Cecil in downtown.

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Hadley Meares is a writer, historian, and singer who traded one Southland (her home state of North Carolina) for another. She is a frequent contributor to Curbed and Atlas Obscura, and leads historical tours all around Los Angeles for Obscura Society LA.
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