Charles Maroot - Mural of an Obscure Fresno Sign Painter
"Chas," as he was known was a sign painter who lived in Fresno with his wife Mariam at 421 Van Ness Avenue, just a few blocks from this now-abandoned hotel. The painting appears to have been painted in 1927, though the hotel itself was built in 1913. The Hotel Fresno was at one time among the grandest hotels in Fresno. It catered to the city's social elite and was the social center of Fresno. It has been a subject of controversy in the city recently; while locals want it demolished, the owner has big plans to turn it into offices and mixed retail.
Flour Portal - Keep it Closed!
Hand Pointing at Switch
Julia Morgan Pool
Executive Conference Rooom
Wall-size Steel-Making Image
At the Bethlehem Steel General Offices in Bethlehem, PA.