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Image Not Available Cosmo Lofts n/a 5 1896

Cosmo Lofts is a 5-story building in Los Angeles, California. Originally built in 1896 as a storage warehouse, the building was converted to live/work lofts in 2004. Originally built in 1896 to house a moving and storage facility. In 2004, the building underwent a renovation by Creative Environments of Hollywood to convert the building to live/work lofts and creative offices.

Textile Center Building photo Textile Center Building n/a 12 1926

Textile Center Building is a 12-story brick building located in the Los Angeles Fashion District. Designed by William Douglas Lee in the Gothic Revival style, the building opened in 1926 as a center for garment manufacturing. It has since been converted to condominiums. The Textile Center Building was developed by Florence C. Casler, a pioneering woman real estate developer and contractor. When the building was completed, Casler maintained her office there during the height of her career.

Image Not Available Higgins Building n/a 10 1909

The Higgins Building is a proto-Modernist building located in downtown Los Angeles, California. Built and owned by Thomas Higgins, an Irish American in 1909, the building was originally used for office space and years later was transformed into downtown lofts. The architects were Albert C. Martin, Sr. and A.L. Haley. The Higgins Building also houses one of Los Angeles' premier nightclubs in its basement, The Edison, which opened in 2007.

Image Not Available The Century Towers n/a 28 1964

Built in 1964 by Alcoa, William Zeckendorf and Welton Becket Associates, the guard gated and exclusive Century Towers was originally designed as apartments by world renowned architect I.M. Pei. Perhaps best known for the “Pyramide du Louvre,” his landmark glass pyramid addition to the Louvre Museum (Paris, France,) Pei brought his signature styling to the creation of the mid-Century towers.

Garfield Building photo Garfield Building n/a n/a 1930

The thirteen story Art Deco style Garfield Building is a U.S. historic structure in Los Angeles, California. Designed by American architect Claud Beelman, construction lasted from 1928-30. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the detailed ornamentation around the street-level entry way, The Garfield Building has an art deco lobby. It was a working office building for many years but it's empty now.

Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center photo Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center n/a 21 1972

The Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (formerly known as the Criminal Courts Building) is the county courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. It is located at 210 West Temple Street, between Broadway and Spring Street. Originally known as the Criminal Courts Building, in 2002 it was renamed the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, after Clara S. Foltz, the first female lawyer on the west coast of the United States.

Montecito Apartments photo Montecito Apartments n/a n/a 1930

Montecito Apartments is a large apartment building in Hollywood, California, USA. It was built in 1935 in the zig-zag Art Deco style and was the home for many Hollywood celebrities, including James Cagney, Mickey Rooney and Montgomery Clift. It was also Ronald Reagan’s first home when he moved to Hollywood in 1937. In 1985, the building was converted to a low-income housing project for senior citizens. The building was built in 1935 with 95 units at a cost of $1 million.

Bryson Apartment Hotel photo Bryson Apartment Hotel n/a n/a 1913

Bryson Apartment Hotel is an historic 110,000-square-foot (10,000 m) ten-story apartment building on Wilshire Boulevard in the MacArthur Park section of Los Angeles, California. Built in 1913 in the Beaux Arts style, it was one of the most luxurious residential buildings in Los Angeles for many years. The building is also closely associated with the city's film noir history, having been featured in Raymond Chandler's works and the 1990 neo-noir The Grifters.

Image Not Available Biscuit Company Lofts n/a 7 1925

The Biscuit Company Lofts is a 7-story building in Los Angeles, California. Built in 1925 as a factory, the building was converted to live/work lofts in 2006. Conceived as the west coast headquarters for the National Biscuit Company, this landmark structure was designed by E.J. Eckel. Constructed in 1925 for a cost of 2 million dollars, this 7 story factory quickly became an architectural sensation.

Roosevelt Building photo Roosevelt Building n/a n/a 1926

The Roosevelt Building is a highrise building in Downtown Los Angeles built in 1926. It was designed by Claude Beelman and Alexander Curlett in a Renaissance Revival style. It was later converted to lofts. In 2007, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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