Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Parkinson and Bergstrom, Architects (firm); George Edwin Bergstrom (architect); John Parkinson (architect)

Dates: constructed 1911-1912

11 stories, total floor area: 335,500 sq. ft.

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456 South Spring Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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The 1915 Los Angeles City Directory indicated that the address of the "Title Insurance Bldg" was 456 South Spring Street (p. 1811).

Overview

In 1912, the Los Angeles Herald noted that the Title Insurance and Trust Company Building #1 was one of several new skyscrapers being completed in the central business district. It stated of this building: "Title Insurance and Trust company building, Fifth and Spring Streets, estimated cost $1,000,000, practically completed, eleven ...stories, class A steel frame construction, total floor space 335,500 square feet. Parkinson & Bergstrom, architects." (See "Six Millions Going into Big New Skyscrapers," Los Angeles Herald, vol. XXXVIII, no. 100, 01/20/1912, part II, p. 1.)

Building Notes

In 1914, Robert A. Rowan operated R.A. Rowan and Company in the Title Insurance Company Building. Rowan's firm dealt in Real Estate, Insurance and Loans. In 1914, R.A. Rowan served as president, and P.D. Rowan, Secretary-Treasurer. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1914, p. 1934.)

Architect George M. Lindsey operated his office in the Title Insurance Building in 03/1921. (See Southwest Builder and Contractor,03/11/1921, p. 13.)

Los Angeles Historical-Cultural Monument: 772

PCAD id: 15488