Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Allen, William H., Architect (firm); William H. Allen

Dates: constructed 1903-1904

6 stories

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128 South Broadway
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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The Chamber of Commerce Building occupied 128-130 South Broadway, according to the Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1912, p. 356.


Six businessmen organized the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce in 1887, during a period just after the 1887 collapse of the real estate bubble in Southern CA, and a subsequent exodus out of the city. The six men who founded the chamber--newspaperman Harrison Gray Otis, William W. Workman, President of the Hayden and Lewis Saddlery Co. Samuel B. Lewis, Thomas A. Lewis, attorney and Southern California National Bank President John I. I. Redick, and real estate agent Edward W. Jones (and President of the Historical Society of Southern CA in 1889)--conceived of the chamber to entice newcomers to the city and to highlight nationally products manufactured or grown across the region. This was the fourth office location that the chamber had in Downtown Los Angeles; the previous offices stood in the Board of Trade Building (c. 1888-1889), the Mott Building (131 South Main Street, 1890-1894) and the Mason Building (1894-1904).


The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Building stood on the site of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill's Los Angeles Federal Courthouse #5, completed in 2016.

PCAD id: 11777