Walker & Eisen

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National City Tower

Walker & Eisen was an architectural partnership of architects Albert R. Walker and Percy A. Eisen in Los Angeles, California. Some of their notable buildings include the Fine Arts Building, James Oviatt Building, The Hotel Normandie (Los Angeles), Farmer's Insurance Company (1930), The Platt Building and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.[1] They are mentioned in the film (500) Days of Summer. A number of their buildings are designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments.[2]

National City Tower[edit]

Built in 1924, the 12-story Beaux-Arts building at 810 S. Spring Street was the headquarters of National City Bank of Los Angeles.[3] 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.[4]

The building was converted from offices to 93 residential units in 2008. The building also has retail space.[5]


  1. ^ Starr, Kevin (1991). Material Dreams: Southern California Through the 1920s. Oxford University Press. pp. 211–214. 
  2. ^ Los Angeles Department of City Planning (July 2007). "Newsletter, Volume 1; Issue 3" (PDF). Office of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  3. ^ Vincent, Roger (October 15, 2014) "Historic downtown Los Angeles high-rise sold to Canadian investors" Los Angeles Times
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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