(345/1) 151-169 Leavenworth Street; Page Hotel. Stores and rooming house with sixteen rooms and four baths per floor. 4B stories; brick structure; brick quoins, galvanized iron belt course and cornice; two-part vertical composition; Renaissance/Baroque ornamentation; vestibule: arched and pedimented entry, paneled walls; neon blade sign at entry: “Page Hotel”. Alterations: security gates and grilles, remodeled storefronts, partly remodeled vestibule. Original owner: A. G. Page. Architect: Martens and Coffey. 1907.
The ornamental details of some buildings are so simple and understated that the aesthetic of the buildings’ entries, often further obscured by security gates and bad paint jobs, is lost in the visual chaos that all too often exists at street level. Under the grime and the mismatched colors, the entrance to the Page is actually very handsome.