Originally the Hotel Green was a small hotel built by Edward C. Webster in 1887 on the southeast corner of Raymond and Green (then Kansas) Street. Webster also donated the land and built a passenger terminal just south of his hotel for the Santa Fe Railroad, which provided transcontinental rail service from Chicago to Los Angeles through Pasadena with the mainline located immediately east of the hotel. It is said that Webster over extended himself financially and G.G. Green acquired the hotel when he foreclosed on a sizable loan made to Webster.