Halifax Apartments

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Halifax Apartments
Halifax Apartments Hollywood from northwest 2015-11-15.jpg
Halifax Apartments, 2015
Halifax Apartments is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Halifax Apartments
Halifax Apartments is located in California
Halifax Apartments
Halifax Apartments is located in the United States
Halifax Apartments
Location6376 Yucca St., Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°6′13″N 118°19′42″W / 34.10361°N 118.32833°W / 34.10361; -118.32833Coordinates: 34°6′13″N 118°19′42″W / 34.10361°N 118.32833°W / 34.10361; -118.32833
ArchitectWalker and Eisen
Architectural styleRenaissance
NRHP reference #98001242[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 14, 1998

Halifax Apartments, originally known as the Cross Arms Apartments, is a historic apartment building on Yucca Street in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Designed by Walker and Eisen, the building was completed in 1923. The building was originally owned by Leach Cross, who named it the "Cross Arms Apartments." At the time of its opening, it was considered one of the largest and most beautiful apartment houses in Hollywood.[2] In October 1924, the building sold for $750,000, and the new owner renamed the building the "Halifax Apartments."[3] In its early years, the Halifax was a popular residence for entertainers, including silent film star Ned Sparks,[4] and opera star Ernestine Schumann-Heink.[5] It was also the site of important gatherings, including a 1937 reception hosted by Joseph Laemmle for Mayor Shaw which was also attended by the chief of police and district attorney.[6] In 1981, the Halifax was converted to Section 8 housing for senior citizens.[7] In 1997, ONE Company, headed by Ena Dubnoff, and the Thai Community Development Center rehabilitated the building, converting 72 single units into 46 units of affordable multi-family housing.[8] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "Cross Arms Apartments Sold: More than Million Involved in Sale; Bought by A.C. Burrage". Los Angeles Times. 1924-08-17.
  3. ^ "Changes Name". Los Angeles Times. 1924-10-19.
  4. ^ "Who's Who and What's What". Los Angeles Times. 1925-06-21.
  5. ^ "Opera Star Here After Long Tour: Schumann-Heink Arrives After Vacation Trip; Sings at Bowl Tomorrow". Los Angeles Times. 1928-07-26.
  6. ^ "Mayor Shaw Attends D.A.R. Reception". Los Angeles Times. 1937-05-04.
  7. ^ Evelyn DeWolfe (1981-11-22). "Hollywood: A Hovel or a Haven for the Senior Citizen?;". Los Angeles Times.
  8. ^ Halifax Apartments. “Credio” Los Angeles. Retrieved 6 July 2015.

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