Archives for: Architecture & Design

416 S. Spring Street #810 – El Dorado Lofts

In 1915, Charlie Chaplin took residence at El Dorado, formerly known as Hotel Stowell and prized for its extensive Batchelder-tiled lobby and enameled brick and terra cotta façade. The building, designed by architect Frederick Noonan and built by financier N.W. Stowell, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1914, it was […]

Barker Block Warehouse No. 1

DTLA’s highly anticipated final phase of Barker Block — Warehouse No. 1 — has finally graced the Arts District with 68 new live-work lofts, which opened this weekend.  Lofts are being sold 15 units at a time, with an anticipated final release of April 2014. Barker Bros., the upscale furniture company, once housed their furnishing […]