Hayes Motel

960 E. Jefferson Blvd.  

Los Angeles, CA

Green Book Editions: 1962-1964

Owners: Mr. & Mrs. Oles Hayes (Previous) Lily Ho (Current)

Built: 1947

Status: Still in operation

 

HAYES MOTEL

When the Hayes Motel opened in 1947, Mr. Hayes supervised the construction of the 10-unit property. The motel was considered "ultra modern"  at the time, equipped with Beauty-Rest mattresses, radios and showers. Mr. and Mrs. Oles Hayes hired Mamie McCloud and gave her a watch (pictured below) celebrating her 22 years of service. Mrs. Hayes said, "Mrs. McCloud's honest, integrity, and loyalty will never be forgotten. She was never sick or absent, except for vacations."

Mr. and Mrs. Oles Hayes with Mrs. Mamie McCloud (middle)

Mr. and Mrs. Oles Hayes with Mrs. Mamie McCloud (middle)

 

In the 1970s a second floor was added to the property and has since fallen into disrepair.

Hayes Motel - 2016

Hayes Motel - 2016

Despite its current condition, it is run by a warm and inviting staff. Pictured below, is Lily Ho, the co-owner of the Hayes.

Lily Ho, 2016  

Lily Ho, 2016