97 Bradford Street

Gaslamp | Formerly Romeo’s Holiday

97 Bradford Street in 2009, as Romeo’s Holiday. [Dunlap]

The Ken and Barbie swimming pool at Romeo’s Holiday. [2009, Dunlap]

Text last updated in 2015 | With its pink facade, the eight-room Romeo’s Holiday guest house is easy enough to see from across the street. But it’s worth getting closer to inspect the Ken and Barbie poolside tableaux, staged with dolls around a goldfish pond in the sliver of a front yard. The house was built in the mid-19th century. Stan Klein, the proprietor, said there was once an after-hours club on the property in which Judy Garland “delighted her followers” and that the building had been a guest house at least since the mid-1970s, known for a time as Pete’s Buoy.

¶ Republished on 16 September 2023.

97 Bradford Street on the Town Map, showing property lines.

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