Structure Type: built works - infrastructure

Designers: Stanton and Stockwell, Architects (firm); Jesse Earl Stanton (architect); William Francis Stockwell (architect)

Dates: constructed 1958-1960

7 stories

145 South Broadway
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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This 905-car parking facility served the State of CA Office Building at 107 South Broadway built at the same time. In the late 1950s, the state purchased the entire block bounded by West 1st Street, South Hill Street, West 2nd Street and South Broadway, for the construction of government office facilities. A number of existing buildings were eliminated during 1957-1958 to make way for this project, including the Union Club Building on the southeast corner of 2nd and Hill. Rapidly built and done inexpensively, this garage lasted under 35 years. As the garage was located less than a mile from the Elysian Park Fault, periodic seismic movement caused the deterioration of the garage's structure. It was condemned following the 6.7-magnitude Northridge Earthquake of 01/17/1994 and demolished c. 1997.

PCAD id: 19293