AKA: Union League Club of Los Angeles Building #1, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings; built works - recreation areas and structures

Designers: Benton, Arthur B., Architect (firm); Arthur Burnett Benton (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

331 2nd Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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The Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Company, a subsidiary of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, occupied a building on 2nd Street between Broadway and Hill, prior to 1904. In 03/1904, the Union League Club, the main Republican men's club in Southern CA, purchased a former Sunset Telephone Company property on 2nd Street near Hill Street as its main meeting place and as an income property, and hired architect Arthur Burnett Benton (1858-1927) to remodel it to suit the club's needs. Benton worked through the spring on the renovation, completing it in 07/1904. The Union Club occupied this firest remodeled building for seven years, from 1904-c. 1910, when it razed this building and erected a new, nine-story office building on the site.

PCAD id: 19292