Posts In: Historic

The Merritt Building

November 14, 2016 Downtown Los Angeles, Historic
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The Merritt Building has long been shrouded in mystery and misery. Once one of the finest buildings in downtown Los Angeles, the 1914 Beaux Arts building has seen its fair share of suffering. It surrendered to a major height-restriction, a…

A Look Inside The Title Insurance Building

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There’s nothing quite like the news of an Art Deco gem being picked up for redevelopment in Downtown LA. These days, developers snatching up historic buildings are a dime a dozen, but the Title Insurance Building is truly lucky to…

The Commercial Exchange Building

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I’ve walked by the Commercial Exchange Building at 8th and Olive hundreds of times, and there are always two thoughts that strike me: how incredible the gigantic neon sign will look once someone lovingly restores it and George R. Kress.…

Down Into The Pacific Electric Subway Terminal (LA’s Original Underground)

February 15, 2016 Downtown Los Angeles, Historic
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Over the last decade, Downtown LA has seen its fair share of cool adaptive reuse projects. Dozens of historic buildings have been converted into housing, creative offices, restaurants and retail. Without a doubt, I am most excited for an overhaul…

Norms La Cienega

March 3, 2015 Historic
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I enjoy helping organizations like the Los Angeles Conservancy and the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation. Most people do not have the time to drive around places like Los Angeles looking at all our endangered or historic structures in person. (more…)

Cliftons Relighting At Night On Broadway

February 2, 2015 Historic
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To celebrate the 7th anniversary of Councilman Jose Huizar's Bringing Back Broadway initiative, a festival was held along the historic street. One exciting surprise was seeing Clifton's Cafeteria relit for the first time in decades. (more…)