List of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments in Downtown Los Angeles

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There are more than 120 Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments (HCMs) in the Downtown Los Angeles area. These include the Old Plaza Historic District, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, the Broadway Theater District, the Spring Street Financial District, and the Fashion District.

Current and former Historic-Cultural Monuments[edit]

HCM #[1] Landmark name[2] Image Date designated[2] Locality[2] Neighborhood Description[3]
3 Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles The entrance of Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles (La Placita Church) located at 550 Main Street in Downtown Los Angeles on July 20, 2007 August 6, 1962 535 N. Main St.
34°3′25.44″N 118°14′22.46″W / 34.0570667°N 118.2395722°W / 34.0570667; -118.2395722 (3. Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles)
Old Plaza District Built in 1822, also known as Plaza Church
4 Angels Flight Angels Flight in May 2004 after the accident; the cars have been placed in storage August 6, 1962 Hill St. & 3rd St.
34°3′5.93″N 118°14′56.68″W / 34.0516472°N 118.2490778°W / 34.0516472; -118.2490778 (4. Angels Flight)
Bunker Hill Short funicular railway that operated 1901–1969, 1996–2001, and re-opened 2010; from Hill Street uphill to Bunker Hill; Cars: "Olivet" and "Sinai"
5 The Salt Box Salt Box.jpg August 6, 1962 339 S. Bunker Hill Ave.
34°3′38.34″N 118°14′43.4″W / 34.0606500°N 118.245389°W / 34.0606500; -118.245389 (5. The Salt Box)
Bunker Hill Saltbox home that was moved to Heritage Square and then destroyed by fire; delisted January 1, 1969.
6 Bradbury Building Bradbury Bldg., 2005 September 21, 1962 304 S. Broadway
34°3′2.34″N 118°14′53.29″W / 34.0506500°N 118.2481361°W / 34.0506500; -118.2481361 (6. Bradbury Building)
Downtown Los Angeles Architectural landmark known for its atrium; built in 1893
11 West Temple Apartments (The Rochester) April 1, 1963 1012 W. Temple St. Bunker Hill Woodframe Mansard structure built in 1887; relocated in 1970 and dismantled in 1978; delisted February 14, 1979.
16 St. Joseph's Church May 10, 1963 218 E. 12th St. Downtown Los Angeles Victorian Gothic church built in 1901; destroyed by fire in 1983; delisted September 4, 1963.
17 Saint Vibiana's Cathedral St. Vibiana complex in 2006, before the cupola was returned in 2007. May 10, 1963 114 E. Second St.
Downtown Los Angeles Church dedicated in 1876 and extensively renovated in 1922
26 First Cemetery of Los Angeles March 20, 1964 521 N. Main St. Old Plaza District First graveyard from 1823 to 1844 adjacent to Plaza Church
27 The Castle May 8, 1964 325 S. Bunker Hill Ave. Bunker Hill Victorian house built c. 1882 and moved to Heritage Square in 1969; destroyed by fire and delisted January 1, 1969.
37 Fire Station No. 23 Fire Station No. 23, Los Angeles.JPG February 18, 1966 225 E. 5th S. Downtown Los Angeles Former firehouse built in 1910 with ornate interior; also served as department headquarters and chief's home; used as location in Ghostbusters movies, The Mask, Flatliners and others
43 California Club Building California Club 1.JPG November 2, 1966 538 S. Flower St. Downtown Los Angeles Beaux Arts brick building completed in 1930; designed by Robert D. Farquhar
46 Los Angeles Central Library Building and Grounds LA Library.jpg March 1, 1967 630 W. 5th St. Downtown Los Angeles Dedicated in 1926, designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue to mimic the architecture of ancient Egypt; third largest public library in the U.S.
60 Biltmore Hotel Milleniumbiltmoregalleria.jpg July 2, 1969 515 S. Olive St.
34°2′56.77″N 118°15′13.72″W / 34.0491028°N 118.2538111°W / 34.0491028; -118.2538111 (60. Biltmore Hotel)
Pershing Square Landmark downtown Los Angeles hotel
61 Philharmonic Auditorium July 2, 1969 427 W. Fifth St. Downtown Los Angeles Site of former home of Los Angeles Philharmonic; since demolished
64 Plaza Park Old Plaza (Los Angeles).jpg April 1, 1970 Between Chavez Ave., Main St., Los Angeles St. and Plaza Old Plaza District Historic district at site of the city's original settlement; includes many of the city's oldest and most historic buildings.
66 St. Paul's Cathedral[4] May 6, 1970 615 S. Figueroa St. Downtown Los Angeles Episcopal cathedral built in 1920s; demolished in 1979.
69 Los Angeles Athletic Club Building Los Angeles Athletic Club.jpg September 16, 1970 431 W. Seventh St. Downtown Los Angeles Beaux Arts building designed by Parkinson & Bergstrom in 1912; received publicity on opening for its 100-foot (30 m)-long swimming pool on the sixth floor
71 First African Methodist Episcopal Church January 6, 1971 801 Towne Ave. (at 8th St.)
34°1′56.92″N 118°15′3.06″W / 34.0324778°N 118.2508500°W / 34.0324778; -118.2508500 (71. First African Methodist Episcopal Church (former site))
Downtown Los Angeles Gothic church built in 1903 based on a design by Sir Christopher Wren; destroyed by fire on July 4, 1972. Church was first organized in 1872.
80 Palm Court (Alexandria Hotel) Palm Court (Alexandria Hotel).jpg March 3, 1971 210 W. Fifth St.
34°2′50.41″N 118°14′58.85″W / 34.0473361°N 118.2496806°W / 34.0473361; -118.2496806 (80. Palm Court)
Spring Street Financial District 200-foot (61 m)-long dining room with magnificent stained-glass ceiling
82 River Station Area - Southern Pacific Railroad (Cornfield) Los Angeles State Historic Park panorama.jpg June 16, 1971 Between N. Broadway on west, N. Spring St. on east, north to LA River and Elysian Park, south to Capital Milling Co. Bldg. Chinatown, Los Angeles Area contains vestiges of 19th Century railroading, freight yards, warehouses, tracks, switch houses, docks and cobblestone pavement (now Los Angeles Historic State Park).
101 Union Station Terminal and Landscaped Grounds Union Station profile, LA, CA, jjron 22.03.2012.jpg August 2, 1972 800 N. Alameda St. Downtown Los Angeles Passenger terminal opened May 3, 1939 ; designed by The Parkinsons
104 Cole's P.E. Buffet-Pacific Electric Building Cole's Pacific Electric Buffet, Los Angeles.jpg October 17, 1989 118 E. Sixth St. Downtown Los Angeles Restaurant operating in the building housing the Pacific Electric terminal; opened in 1903; original designation in 1972 was for the restaurant, but amended in 1989 to include the building
119 Cohn-Goldwater Building 525 E. 12th Street, Los Angeles.jpg May 16, 1973 525 E. 12th St.
34°2′4.61″N 118°15′16.47″W / 34.0346139°N 118.2545750°W / 34.0346139; -118.2545750 (119. Cohn-Goldwater Building)
Downtown Los Angeles First modern, Class A, steel-reinforced-concreted factory in Los Angeles built in 1909 by garment manufacturers Morris Cohn and Lemuel Goldwater
121 Garfield Building Garfield Building.JPG March 17, 1982 403 W. 8th St.
34°2′40.97″N 118°15′20.35″W / 34.0447139°N 118.2556528°W / 34.0447139; -118.2556528 (121. Garfield Building)
Downtown Los Angeles Opulent Art Deco style building designed by Claud Beelman, built in 1928
125 Fine Arts Building Arthur Sarkissian Gallery 1927.jpg April 17, 1974 811 W. 7th St. Downtown Los Angeles Romanesque structure built in 1925, designed by Walker & Eisen; also known as Global Marine House
137 Finney's Cafeteria 217 W. Sixth Street, Los Angeles.jpg January 15, 1975 217 W. Sixth St. Downtown Los Angeles Building featuring Batchelder tiles opened in 1914; originally known as "The Chocolate Shop"
138 Coca Cola Building Coca-Cola Building Los Angeles.jpg February 5, 1975 1334 S. Central Ave. Downtown Los Angeles Streamline Moderne building designed with appearance of a ship with portholes, catwalk and a bridge; built in 1939
140 Cast Iron Commercial Building 740-748 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles.jpg March 19, 1975 740–748 San Pedro St. Downtown Los Angeles Prefabricated metal building erected in 1903
150 Los Angeles City Hall Los Angeles City Hall (color) edit1.jpg March 24, 1976 200 N. Spring St. Downtown Los Angeles Tallest base-isolated structure in the world built in 1928. A Neoclassical base with an Art Deco tower.
161 Wolfer Printing Company Building 416 S. Wall Street, Los Angeles.jpg September 15, 1976 416 S. Wall St. Downtown Los Angeles Tudor Revival structure built in 1929, patterned after 19th-century English print shop
177 Subway Terminal Building Subway Terminal Building.jpg July 27, 1977 417 S. Hill St. Downtown Los Angeles Renaissance Revival building; built in 1925; served as the downtown terminus for the "Hollywood Subway"; currently a luxury apartment building
178 Los Angeles Herald Examiner Building Postcard-ca-los-angeles-examiner-building.png August 18, 1977 1111 S. Broadway Downtown Los Angeles Mission RevivalSpanish Colonial Revival building, designed by Julia Morgan, completed in 1915.
195 James Oviatt Building James Oviatt Building, Los Angeles.JPG 617 S. Olive St. Pershing Square Art Deco structure built in 1928 designed by Joseph Feil; noted for its extensive use of Lalique glass
196 Variety Arts Center Building Friday Morning Club, 938-940 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles (Los Angeles County, California).jpg 940 S. Figueroa St. Downtown Los Angeles Five-story Italian Renaissance Revival-style theater and clubhouse built in 1924 for the Friday Morning Club; designed by Allison & Allison
205 Los Angeles Stock Exchange Building Los Angeles Stock Exchange Building.jpg January 3, 1979 618 S. Spring St. Spring Street Financial District Classical Moderne architecture building was designed by Samuel E. Lunden, and opened on January 5, 1931; Bronze doors, cove lighting and ceiling murals are featured inside.
211 Granite Block Paving Bruno Street, Los Angeles.jpg March 7, 1979 Bruno St. (between Alameda and N. Main St.) Chinatown The last surviving street with the original paving of hand-hewn granite-block, located southwest of Chinatown.
224 Macy Street Viaduct Decoration, Macy Street Viaduct.jpg August 1, 1979 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. (between Mission & Vignes) Downtown Los Angeles Constructed in 1926; Spanish Colonial Revival style with ionic and doric columns; street lights with City Seal; formerly Macy Street.
225 Los Angeles Theater Los Angeles Theater on Broadway, Los Angeles.JPG August 15, 1979 615 S. Broadway
34°2′46.95″N 118°15′9.16″W / 34.0463750°N 118.2525444°W / 34.0463750; -118.2525444 (225. Los Angeles Theater)
Broadway Theater District Designed by one of the best known theatre architect S. Charles Lee; opened on January 30, 1931.
255 Original Pantry Original Pantry Cafe Los Angeles.jpg 877 S. Figueroa St. Downtown Los Angeles Opened with a 15-stool counter in 1924; "Never Closed – Never Without A Customer" is its slogan. Originally located at 9th & Francisco.
271 Farmers and Merchants Bank Building Farmers & Merchants Bank, Los Angeles.JPG August 9, 1983 401 S. Main St.
34°2′53.28″N 118°14′50.64″W / 34.0481333°N 118.2474000°W / 34.0481333; -118.2474000 (271. Farmers and Merchants Bank Building)
Downtown Los Angeles An important financial institution in early development of Los Angeles; Beaux Arts design by Octavius Morgan and John Walls, and constructed by bank founder Isaias Hellman in 1904.
278 Title Guarantee and Trust Company Building Title Guarantee and Trust Company Building, Los Angeles.JPG 401–411 W. 5th St. Pershing Square Zig-Zag Moderne high-rise building on Pershing Square designed by The Parkinsons with Gothic and typical Art Deco elements; later converted into lofts
281 Cathedral High School LA Cathedral HS.jpg 1253 Bishops Rd. Chinatown Founded in 1923, it is the oldest Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
286 Mayflower Hotel Mayflower Hotel, Los Angeles.jpg 535 S. Grand Ave. Downtown Los Angeles Moorish Revival-influenced hotel built in 1927, designed by Charles F. Whittlesey
288 Barclay Hotel (former Van Nuys Hotel) Hotel Barclay Los Angeles.jpg 103 W. 4th St. Downtown Los Angeles Beaux-Arts hotel built in 1896 by Issac Van Nuys was the city's first to provide a telephone in every room; designedb y Morgan & Walls
289 Fire Station No. 30 African American Firefighter Museum.jpg 1401 S. Central Ave. Downtown Los Angeles Fire station built in 1942, designed by James Backus; it was the city's first segregated African-American firehouse; remained segregated for 25 years
294 Eastern Columbia Building Easternstandard cropped by mlsb.jpg 849 S. Broadway Downtown Los Angeles Thirteen-story Zig-Zag Moderne structure designed by Claude Beelman in 1895; strong verticality due to deeply recessed bands of paired metal-sash casement windows set between fluted vertical piers
299 Embassy Auditorium and Hotel 851 S. Grand Ave. Downtown Los Angeles Nine-story Beaux Arts structure with four-story Baroque dome built in 1913, designed by Thornton Fitzhugh; finely detailed 1,500-seat auditorium
312 Japanese Union Church of Los Angeles Japanese Union Church, Los Angeles.jpg 120 N. San Pedro St.
34°3′3.56″N 118°14′23.74″W / 34.0509889°N 118.2399278°W / 34.0509889; -118.2399278 (312. Japanese Union Church of Los Angeles)
Little Tokyo Neo-Classical church built in 1923, designed by H.M Patterson; the first church built to house a Protestant congregation for the city's Japanese-American population; Now houses the Union Center for the Arts.
313 Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Japanese American National Museum2.jpg October 24, 1986 109–119 N. Central Ave.; 355–369 E. 1st St. Little Tokyo Buddhist temple built 1924–25 designed by Edgar Cline; one of the first religious structures serving the city's Asian population; later became the Japanese American National Museum.
317 Young Apartments Young Apartments, 1621 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.jpg January 7, 1987 1621 S. Grand Ave. Downtown Los Angeles Classical Revival structure built in 1911, designed by Robert Brown Young; noted for its ornate designs and scrolled brackets
323 Church of the Open Door Biola-1912-1916.jpg 550 S. Hope St. Downtown Los Angeles Italian Renaissance style church with two 13-story towers built in 1914; demolished in 1988
340 Standard Oil Company Building Standard Oil Company Building entrance, Los Angeles.jpg 605 W. Olympic Blvd. Downtown Los Angeles Beaux Arts structure designed by George W. Kelham, built in 1928
345 Harris Newmark Building 127 E. 9th St., Los Angeles.jpg 127 E. 9th St. Downtown Los Angeles Twelve-story Renaissance Revial building designed in 1926 by Curlett & Beelman
346 Coast Federal Savings Building 315 W. 9th St., Los Angeles.jpg 315 W. 9th St. Downtown Los Angeles Twelve-story U-shaped structure built in 1926, designed by Morgan, Walls & Clements
347 One Bunker Hill Building 601 W. 5th St..jpg 601 W. 5th St. Bunker Hill Formerly the Southern California Edison Company Building, a 14 story Art Deco bldg. built 1930–34, designed by Allison & Allison.
348 Fire Station No. 28 Engine Co. No. 28, Los Angeles.JPG 644 S. Figueroa St. Downtown Los Angeles Former fire station built in 1922 and later converted into a restaurant serving cuisine based on fire station recipes
354 Giannini-Bank of America Bank of America Building, Los Angeles.jpg 649 S. Olive St. Downtown Los Angeles Renaissance Revival structure with monumental Corinthian columns, decorative ironwork and rusticated stone; designed by Morgan, Walls & Clements in 1922 for the Bank of Italy
355 Roosevelt Building Roosevelt Building, Los Angeles.JPG 727 W. 7th St. Downtown Los Angeles Twelve-story Beaux Arts Renaissance Revival built in 1923, designed by Curlett & Beelman; noted for its monumental arches on the 7th Street facase
356 Barker Brothers Building Barker Brothers Building, Los Angeles.jpg 818 W. 7th St. Downtown Los Angeles Beaux Arts Renaissance Revival structure built in 1925 as main store for the city's largest home furnishings company; designed by Curlett & Beelman
357 Boston Store-J.W. Robinson's 600 W. 7th St., Los Angeles.jpg 600 W. 7th St. Downtown Los Angeles Department store built in 1915, completely remodeled in 1934 with design by Allison & Allison
358 Brock Jewelers-Clifton's 513 W. Seventh Street, Los Angeles.jpg 513 W. 7th St. Downtown Los Angeles Four-story structure built in 1922 for jewelry manufacturer; later housed Clifton's Cafeteria
385 Title Insurance & Trust Company Building and Annex Title Insurance Building 2 (Los Angeles).jpg 419–433 S. Spring St. Spring Street Financial District Two buildings designed by The Parkinsons; the main building is known for its restrained Zig-Zag Moderne style and Art Deco lobby
398 Pacific Mutual Building 523 W. Sixth Street, Los Angeles.jpg 523 W. 6th St. Downtown Los Angeles Three connected structures was once home to the largest life insurance company in the West; the original 1908 Beaux Arts building was remodeled in 1929 when the large central unit was built
449 Palace Theater Palace Theater (Los Angeles).jpg 630 S. Broadway Broadway Theater District French classical theater built in 1911 as an Orpheum Theater; facade details by Domingo Mara; first use of polychrome terra-cotta in Los Angeles
450 Tower Theatre (Los Angeles) Tower Theater (Los Angeles).jpg 800 S. Broadway Broadway Theater District Theater built in 1927 and designed by S. Charles Lee; it was downotown's first theater built for talking motion pictures; noted for its terra cotta details on its facade and art-glass window over the entry
459 Hamburger's Department Store Hamburger Department Store.jpg 801–829 S. Broadway Broadway Theater District Six-story, steel-frame Beaux Arts department store designed by Alfred F. Rosenheim, built in 1907
460 Mayan Theater Mayan Theater Los Angeles California.jpg 1044 S. Hill St. Downtown Los Angeles Theater built in 1927 by Morgan, Walls & Clements with Mayan decorations by Francisco Cornejo; later converted into a night club
472 Rialto Theater (Marquee, Box Office & Original Marble Entry Floor) Rialto Theater (Los Angeles).JPG 812 S. Broadway Broadway Theater District Rare example of a 1930s rectangular marquee with original neon elements and Art Deco box office
476 Belasco Theater 1046–1054 S. Hill St. Downtown Los Angeles Six-story steel-reinforced structure built in 1926 for live theater; designed by Morgan, Walls & Clements with cast stone details in Churrigueresque, Moorish and Gothic styles
480 Spanish - American War Memorial Spanish-American War Memorial, Pershing Square.jpg Pershing Square Downtown Los Angeles Life-size granite statue of soldier completed in 1900 by S.M. Goddard as a memorial to seven local soldiers who died in the Spanish-American War
522 State Theater Building State Theater Building, Los Angeles.jpg 701–713 S. Broadway & 300–314 W. 7th St. Broadway Theater District Steel reinforced theater build in 1921 in the Plateresque style; built as a Loew's theater
523 United Artists Theater Building United Artists Theater, Los Angeles.JPG 927–939 S. Broadway Broadway Theater District First theater built by United Artists; built in 1927 in Spanish Gothic style
524 Cameo Theater (formerly Clune's Broadway) 528 S. Broadway, Los Angeles.jpg 526–530 S. Broadway

34°2′50.31″N 118°15′4.1″W / 34.0473083°N 118.251139°W / 34.0473083; -118.251139

Broadway Theater District Theater designed by Alfreed F. Rosenheim, built in 1910; it was the longest continually operating movie theater in California until it closed in the 1990s
525 Arcade Theater (formerly Pantages Theater) Arcade Theater, Los Angeles.jpg 532–536 S. Broadway

34°2′49.91″N 118°15′4.56″W / 34.0471972°N 118.2512667°W / 34.0471972; -118.2512667

Broadway Theater District Theater built by vaudeville producer Alexander Pantages in 1910 with Beaux Arts facade
526 Roxie Theater Roxie Theater (Los Angeles).jpg 512–524 S. Broadway Broadway Theater District Art Deco movie theater built in 1931, designed by John Cooper
544 Irvine-Byrne Building 249 S Broadway.jpg 249 S. Broadway Downtown Los Angeles Five-story Beaux Arts building designed by Sumner Hunt, built in 1895
596 Petroleum Building Petroleum Building, Los Angeles.jpg April 26, 1994 700–714 W. Olympic Blvd./1001-1013 S. Flower St. Downtown Los Angeles Meyer & Holler designed the 1925 building with the feeling of Florentine palaces of the early Renaissance period
615 San Pedro Firm Building 108-116 N. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles.jpg January 18, 1995 108–116 N. San Pedro St. Little Tokyo William E. Young designed this 1925 Classical Revival style building; it helps document the history of the Japanese American community; a mixed-use building of apartments over stores; features formal symmetric facade, brick pilasters, and a major elevation organized into three horizontal zones.
631 Banks-Huntley Building 634 S. Spring St., Los Angeles.jpg 634 S. Spring St. Spring Street Financial District
671 Barclay's Bank 639-41 S. Spring St., Los Angeles.jpg 639–641 S. Spring St. Spring Street Financial District
686 Superior Oil Company Building Superior Oil Company Building, Los Angeles.JPG 550 S. Flower St. Downtown Los Angeles
708 Gerry Building Gerry Building, Los Angeles.JPG 910 S. Los Angeles St.
34°2′25.56″N 118°15′15.86″W / 34.0404333°N 118.2544056°W / 34.0404333; -118.2544056 (708. Gerry Building)
Fashion District Streamline Modern building in Fashion District originally used for garment manufacture
709 Gray Building 824 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles.jpg 824 S. Los Angeles St. Fashion District
710 M. J. Connell Buildings 1, 2, 3 & 7 702-14 S. Los Angeles St..jpg 714, 716, 720 & 724 S. Los Angeles St. Fashion District
711 M. J. Connell Buildings 4, 5, & 6 746 S. Los Angeles St..jpg 738 & 746 S. Los Angeles St. and 743 Santee St. Fashion District
712 Textile Center Building Textile Center Building, Los Angeles.JPG 315 E. 8th St. Fashion District Landmark building in the Fashion District developed in 1926 by pioneering female developer, Florence Casler; now converted into condominiums
728 San Fernando Building The San Fernando Building, Los Angeles.JPG 400 S. Main St. Downtown Los Angeles Renaissance Revival style office building dating to 1906; part of the Old Bank District loft project
729 Hellman Building Hellman Building (Los Angeles).jpg 410 S. Spring St. Spring Street Financial District
730 Continental Building Building at 408 S. Spring St. (Top), Los Angeles.JPG 408 S. Spring St. Spring Street Financial District
737 Gans Brothers Building 814 S. Spring St. Downtown Los Angeles
741 Security Building Security Building (Los Angeles).jpg 500–510 S. Spring St. Spring Street Financial District
748 South Park Loft Building Building at 816 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles.JPG 816 S. Grand Ave. Downtown Los Angeles Highrise parking garage designed by Claud Beelman and built in 1924; now known as "South Park Lofts"
765 Blackstone's Department Store Blackstone's Department Store, Los Angeles.jpg 901 S. Broadway Downtown Los Angeles
766 General Petroleum Building General Petroleum Building, Los Angeles.JPG 612 S. Flower St. Downtown Los Angeles Highrise built in 1949 as offices for oil company; later converted into the Pegasus Apartments
772 Title Insurance Building Title Insurance Building 2 (Los Angeles).jpg 456 S. Spring St. Spring Street Financial District
786 Edwards-Wildey Building 609 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.jpg 609 S. Grand Ave. Downtown Los Angeles
789 Southern California Gas Company Complex Entrance Southern California Gas Co.jpg 800–820 S, Flower St. Downtown Los Angeles
795 Santa Fe Inbound Freight House 355 S. Santa Fe Downtown Los Angeles
806 Kerckoff Building and Annex Kerckhoff Bldg - Los Angeles.JPG 558–564 S. Main St. Downtown Los Angeles
825 Chinatown West Gate 954 N. Hill St. Chinatown West gate into New Chinatown, which was founded in 1938 by Chinese-Americans after they were relocated from their site at Union Station.
826 Chinatown East Gate Chinatown Los Angeles neon.jpg 945 N. Broadway Chinatown East gate entrance to New Chinatown, a first outdoor mall in the United States that was built in 1938 by Chinese-Americans.
871 810 South Spring Street Building 810 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles.jpg 2007 810 S. Spring St. Downtown Los Angeles Twelve-story Beaux-Arts building designed by architects Albert R. Walker and Percy A. Eisen, who also designed the Fine Arts Building and the James Oviatt Building.
872 Raphael Junction Block Building (New York Suspender Factory-California Ice Company) 2007 1635–1637 N. Spring St. Chinatown The Victorian-era Flatiron style building was built in 1889 for Charles Raphael, a Los Angeles businessman. Triangular in shape, it housed the New York Suspender Factory and the California Ice Company.
873 Higgins Building Higgins Building.jpg 2007 108 W. 2nd St. Downtown Los Angeles This 10-story Beaux-Arts style building was built and owned by Thomas Higgins in 1909; Albert C. Martin, Sr. and A.L. Haley were architects; housed the Los Angeles County Engineer Department for many years. Clarence Darrow was a tenant.
881 Judson Rives Building 424 S. Broadway, Los Angeles.jpg 424 S. Broadway Downtown Los Angeles
888 National Biscuit Company Building National Biscuit Company Building, Los Angeles.jpg 1850 Industrial St. Downtown Los Angeles
898 Van Nuys Building 701 S. Spring St., Los Angeles.jpg 204–212 W. 7th St., 701 S. Spring St. Spring Street Financial District
899 Charles C. Chapman Building 756 S. Broadway Downtown Los Angeles
900 North Spring Street Bridge, No. 53C0859 Spring Street bridge.jpg N. Spring St. between Aurora St. and S. Avenue 18
34°4′14.55″N 118°13′28.8″W / 34.0707083°N 118.224667°W / 34.0707083; -118.224667 (900. North Spring Street Bridge)
Downtown Los Angeles
901 North Main Street Bridge, No. 53C1010 North Main Street bridge.jpg N. Spring St. between Chavez St. and Albion St. Downtown Los Angeles
902 Olympic Boulevard Bridge, No. 53C0163 E. Olympic Blvd. between Rio Vista Ave. and Santa Fe Ave. Downtown Los Angeles
904 Seventh Street Bridge, No. 53C1321 E. 7th St. between Santa Fe Ave. and Meyers St. Downtown Los Angeles
906 Fourth Street Bridge, No. 53C0044 Fourth Street Bridge, Los Angeles.jpg E. 4th St. between Santa Fe Ave. and Mission Rd. Downtown Los Angeles
909 First Street Bridge, No. 53C1166 First Street bridge Los Angeles.jpg E. 1st St. between Vignes St. and Mission Rd. Downtown Los Angeles
920 Aoyama Tree May 20, 2008 135 N. Central Ave. Little Tokyo Ficus macrophylla (Moreton Bay Fig). The 1920 planted rubber tree is the symbolic of the history of the Koyasan Buddhist Temple and the Japanese Americans in Los Angeles.
930 Garment Capitol Building July 29, 2008 217–221 E. 8th St. Downtown Los Angeles
937 Westinghouse Electric Building 420 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles.jpg October 28, 2008 420 S. San Pedro St.
34°2′41.47″N 118°14′33.51″W / 34.0448528°N 118.2426417°W / 34.0448528; -118.2426417 (937. Westinghouse Electric Building)
Downtown Los Angeles Art Deco, 1922.[5]
953 Foreman and Clark Building 701 S. Hill St., Los Angeles.jpg May 20, 2009 701 S. Hill St.
34°2′45″N 118°15′17.66″W / 34.04583°N 118.2549056°W / 34.04583; -118.2549056 (953. Foreman and Clark Building)
Downtown Los Angeles Art Deco-Gothic style, 1929, flagship of Foreman & Clark department stores.[6]
957 Great Republic Life Building 756 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles.jpg May 20, 2009 756 S. Spring St.
34°2′37.54″N 118°15′10.74″W / 34.0437611°N 118.2529833°W / 34.0437611; -118.2529833 (957. Great Republic Life Building)
Downtown Los Angeles Built 1923.[6]
966 Douglas Building Douglas Building, Los Angeles.jpg September 23, 2009 257 S. Spring St.
34°3′2.44″N 118°14′48.46″W / 34.0506778°N 118.2467944°W / 34.0506778; -118.2467944 (966. Douglas Building)
Downtown Los Angeles Classical Revival, 1898, designed by Reid Brothers.[7]
984 Spreckels Building 708-16 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles.jpg June 8, 2010 708–716 S. Hill St. Downtown Los Angeles This 1922 Beaux-Arts style building was constructed for the real estate firm of Dunn & Williams of San Francisco; sold in 1924 to real estate entrepreneurs John and Adolph Spreckels. It has associated with the commercial and financial development of Downtown.[8]
985 Sun Realty Company Building June 8, 2010 629–633 S. Hill St. Downtown Los Angeles Art Deco style, 1930.[8]
1001 May Company Garage 9th and Hill Streets garage, Los Angeles.jpg June 1, 2011 9th and Hill Streets Downtown Los Angeles Beaux-Arts style nine-story parking garage and retail building built in 1927. Designed by Claude Beelman and William Curlett,
1019 Metropolitan Building April 27, 2011 315 W. 5th Street Downtown Constructed in 1913
1022 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Office Building (John Ferraro Building) JohnFerraroBuilding-122204.jpg September 21, 2011 111 N. Hope Street Civic Center


Listed in the National Register of Historic Places[edit]

Code[9] Landmark name Image Selected date Locality Neighborhood Description[3]
Broadway Theater and Commercial District 300-849 S. Broadway Broadway Theater District First and largest historic theater district on the National Register; with 12 movie palaces in 6 blocks, the largest concentration of movie palaces in the United States
Spring Street Financial District Spring Street Financial District.jpg 354-704 S. Spring St. Spring Street Financial District Once known as the "Wall Street of the West", the old financial district includes the city's first skyscraper and more than 20 other historic buildings along a three-block stretch of Spring
Little Tokyo Historic District Japanese American National Museum.jpg 1995 301-369 First and 106-120 San Pedro Sts. Little Tokyo Cultural center for Japanese Americans in Southern California, former site of the first Nishi Honganji Buddhist Temple
Board of Trade Building Board of Trade Building, Los Angeles.JPG 111 W. 7th St. Downtown Los Angeles Beaux-Arts highrise designed by Claud Beelman used as headquarters for California Stock Exchange starting in 1930
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles.JPG 409 W. Olympic Blvd. Downtown Los Angeles Original Los Angeles branch building of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco built in 1929; designed by The Parkinsons in a Moderne style
Million Dollar Theater Milliondollartheater.jpg 307 S. Broadway Broadway Theater District One of the first movie palaces built in the United States
Santa Fe Freight Depot Santa Fe Freight Depot, Los Angeles.jpg 970 E. 3rd St. Downtown Los Angeles Former freight depot built in 1922, converted in 2000 into campus for architectural school; the quarter-mile long building stretches further than the height of the Empire State Building
United States Courthouse (Los Angeles) U.S. Court House, Los Angeles.JPG 312 N. Spring St. Downtown Los Angeles
United States Post Office - Los Angeles Terminal Annex U.S. Post Office - Los Angeles Terminal Annex.JPG 900 Alameda St. Downtown Los Angeles Mission Revival building designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood; LA's central mail processing facility from 1940 to 1989
Plaza Substation Plaza Substation, Los Angeles.jpg 10 Olvera St. Old Plaza District Electrical substation that was part of the "Yellow Car" streetcar system operated by the Los Angeles Railway from 1904 to 1963

See also[edit]

Lists of L.A. Historic-Cultural Monuments[edit]

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Numbers are as designated by the L.A. Historic-Cultural Monuments program. Blue colors represent higher designations as National Historic Landmarks and listing on the National Register of Historic Places; yellow represents sites that are L.A. Historic-Cultural Monuments without a higher designation. No color represents delisted monuments.
  2. ^ a b c Department of City Planning. "Designated Historic-Cultural Monuments". City of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  3. ^ a b Various sources cited in articles, retrieved on various dates.
  4. ^ http://www.cathedralsofcalifornia.com/?tag=st-pauls
  5. ^ Office of Historic Resources, Newsletter, January 2009.
  6. ^ a b Office of Historic Resources, Newsletter, July 2009.
  7. ^ Office of Historic Resources, Newsletter, October 2009.
  8. ^ a b Office of Historic Resources, Newsletter, July 2010.
  9. ^ Numbers in 1000 series denote LAHCM assigned numbers for state-designated sites; 2000 series denote LAHCM assigned numbers for federally designated sites. Blue colors represent higher designations as National Historic Landmarks and/or listing on the National Register of Historic Places. No color represents information is unavailable or the monument has been delisted. To resort on this column, refresh your browser.

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