The Desert Inn Cafe and Hotel formerly stood on Main Street in Ludlow, California facing the railroad tracks that were on the opposite side of the street. The owner of the hotel, Yim Lee immigrated to Ludlow from China and is the man on the second story balcony wearing the dark pants. His wife Gin Shee Yim is on the far left. The man with his hands on his hips is not identified.
The children standing in front are Frank Lee on the left and Marjorie Lee on the right. Marjorie was born in 1947 so this photo was probably taken about 1950.
The Lee family lived in Ludlow from about 1914 to 1960 and were a highly respected family.
The Pool Hall next door to the Desert Inn was originally a cafe and barber shop.
Unfortunately, none of these buildings remain today.