AKA: West Temple Apartments, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1887, demolished 1979

3 stories

1012 West Temple Street
Westlake, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1514

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This was the original site for the Rochester Building. The Rochester Apartments were moved to South Alameda Street and San Bruno on 09/30/1970 and was dismantled on this site 02/1979.

Building History

The building was erected for Rufus Herrick Dorn (1830-1911).

Building Notes

This apartment building was a rare extant example of the French Second Empire Style (c. 1880) in Los Angeles, CA, that survived until its dismantling on Valentine's Day, 1979. The Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument list for Council District 1 noted: "This wood frame building was one of the very few extant examples in this city of Mansard or Second Empire (Napoleon III) style. It had been at the temporary site of Alameda & San Bruno since 09/30/1970."


The building had been moved from its original location, 1012 West Temple Street, to South Alameda Street and San Bruno on 09/30/1970.


The Rochester House Apartments were dismantled on 02/14/1979.

Los Angeles City Historical-Cultural Monument (Listed 1963-01-04): 11

PCAD id: 1052