Los Angeles County
ALBERT C. BILICKE
Mr. Bilicke came to
In 1893 Mr. Bilicke first came to Los Angeles, and shortly after his arrival became the proprietor of one of the most famous hotels of the West of that and the present day, the Hollenbeck Hotel, of which he is still the president and moving spirit.
Although Mr. Bilicke’s interests have grown to great magnitude and are spread far and wide, among which is the magnificent Hotel Alexandria of Los Angeles, he still has a feeling of affectionate regard and pride in the “Hollenbeck” that no other interest, no matter the magnitude, can lessen.
In 1903 Mr. Bilicke turned his attention to building and organized the Bilicke-Rowan Fireproof Building Company, principally for
the purpose of improving in the most modern and substantial manner some of the
many central business sites which he and his associates had acquired. Notable among the structures erected by this
company stands the palatial Hotel Alexandria, erected in 1905, of which he is
president and which has added much to the fame and luxurious hotel life of
When the business district of Los Angeles started south along Broadway and Spring streets, Mr. Bilicke displayed his confidence in the future of the city by stepping far ahead and buying choice corners on which he could today take a handsome profit; but he is not a speculator, he is an investor, with unbounded confidence in Los Angeles, and is backing his judgment with enormous investments in modern improvements on the properties which he controls. His investments are almost entirely of a character that benefit the community at large and add beauty to the city.
While Mr. Bilicke’s charities are generally known to be large, he sees to it that the details are confined to the knowledge of himself and the recipient.
In addition to the high position Mr. Bilicke occupies in business, financial and social circles, he is a member of the Jonathan Club, the Los Angeles Country Club, Annandale Gold Club and the Valley Hunt Club of Pasadena.
Transcribed 6-25-08 Marilyn R. Pankey.
Source: Press Reference Library, Western Edition Notables of the West, Vol. I, Page 82, International News Service, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta. 1913.
© 2008 Marilyn R. Pankey.