Walker & Eisen

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The Platt Building, Downtown LA.
Fine Arts Building, Downtown LA.
National City Tower, Downtown Los Angeles.

Walker & Eisen (1919−1941) was an architectural partnership of architects Albert R. Walker and Percy A. Eisen in Los Angeles, California.[1]

Partners in addition to Walker and Eisen included: Clifford A. Balch, William Glenn Balch, and Burt William Johnson.

Walker & Eisen worked on many cinema−theater designs with Clifford A. Balch.[1]

Selected projects[edit]

F. & W. Grand Silver Store (1931), later Hartfield's department store, 537 S. Broadwa in the Historic Core, Los Angeles

Some of their notable buildings include:[1][2]

A number of their buildings are designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments.[6] They are mentioned in the film (500) Days of Summer.

National City Bank of Los Angeles building[edit]

Built in 1924, the 12-story Beaux-Arts building at 810 South Spring Street was the headquarters of National City Bank of Los Angeles.[7] With the important banks and financial institutions being concentrated there, the Spring Street Financial District was the financial center of Los Angeles in the first half of the 20th century, known as Wall Street of the West. The building was designated a Historic Cultural Landmark (HCM #871) in 2007.[8]

The building was converted from offices to 93 residential units in 2008, and was renamed the National City Tower. The building also has retail space.[9]


  1. ^ a b c PCAD: Walker and Eisen, Architects (Partnership)
  2. ^ Starr, Kevin (1991). Material Dreams: Southern California Through the 1920s. Oxford University Press. pp. 211–214. ISBN 9780195072600.
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form".
  4. ^ [Albert Walker and Percy Eisen www.ladowntownnews.com/news/spring-street-housing-tower-sells-for-43-million/article_becddd1c-5589-11e4-913b-577b42b00c80.html "Spring Street Housing Tower Sells for $43 Million"]. Downtown News. October 16, 2014. {{cite news}}: Check |url= value (help)
  5. ^ Vincent, Roger (October 15, 2014). "Historic downtown Los Angeles high-rise sold to Canadian investors". Los Angeles Times.
  6. ^ Los Angeles Department of City Planning (July 2007). "Newsletter" (PDF). 1 (3). Office of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2014-10-18. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ Vincent, Roger (October 15, 2014) "Historic downtown Los Angeles high-rise sold to Canadian investors" Los Angeles Times
  8. ^ Los Angeles Department of City Planning (July 31, 2014). "Historic – Cultural Monuments (HCM) Listing: City Declared Monuments" (PDF). City of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2014-10-17. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  9. ^ Howard, Bob (June 24, 2011) "National City Tower at 8th and Spring Now For Sale - National City Tower Hits Market for $33M" Historic Downtown Los Angeles

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