The St. George Hotel has been recognized at The Los Angeles Conservancy's 24th Annual Preservations Awards.This Prestigious award is given to projects that help with the preservation of the Los Angeles urban landscape. Additionally the St. George has been recognized with a 2004 Gold Nugget "Merit Award" for Best Rehabilitation Project, 2004 award from SCANPH for Special Needs Project of the Year, and a 2005 "Preservation Award" from the State of California Preservation Foundation.
Built at the beginning of the 20th Century, The St. George Hotel was at the hub of a bustling Los Angeles. But as the century wore on, downtown housing was abandoned as residents left for the suburbs. Inevitably, this building became an unsupportive place and stood virtually in a state of utter desertion. The revitalization of this 88 unit, 6 story Victorian styled landmark required a complete gutting down to the floor framing and masonry support walls. Seismic structure, electrical wiring and plumbing systems were replaced to meet current code requirements. The St George has been transformed into transitional housing for special-needs tenants/ homeless through the Los Angeles Housing Department.