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Culver City Times member Kevin Lachoff was the first to correctly identify the location, saying "The sign sits atop 3927 Van Buren Place, behind the CCUSD offices / Linwood Howe." I managed to get this close-up of the sign while I was staying for a night at the Culver Hotel (in celebration of my wife and my second wedding anniversary).
Today, the Hotel West End appears to rent their rooms out on a weekly basis. Here's good pic of the front of the hotel:
You can see how close the Hotel West End is to downtown Culver City. There's the Pacific Theater and the Culver Hotel in the background.
According to a plaque, Hotel West End was erected in 1932
Kevin Lachoff also added a sentiment I agree with: "Maybe our City Historian has more colorful information on it."