AKA: Story Building and Garage, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Morgan and Walls, Architects (firm); Morgan, Walls and Clements, Architects (firm); Stiles Oliver Clements (architect); Octavius Weller Morgan Sr. (architect); Octavius Morgan (architect); John A. Walls (architect)

Dates: constructed 1908-1909

10 stories

West 6th Street and South Broadway
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Building History

Nelson Story retained Los Angeles, CA, architects Octavius Morgan (1850-1922), and John A. Walls (1860-1922) to design a one-story building at 6th Street between Spring Street and Broadway in 1900. Morgan and Walls subsequently designed this ten-story building for Nelson and W.P. Story for the same site in 1908-1909.

The Architect and Engineer stated of this new tower in its issue of 03/1908: "Plans have been prepared by Architects Morgan and Walls for a ten-story office building for Nelson Story to be erected at Broadway and Sixth Streets. The building will be constructed of brick, concrete and steel, and will be of the style known as Class A buildings. There will be ten stories above the street level, and a grand basement under the entire pile, with sub-basements for the power plants, vaults, etc. Plans call for modern storerooms on the first floor, with an elegantly fitted restaurant in the basement. The upper floors will be divided into large, roomy, well-lighted offices, first-class in every respect...." (See "Ten-Story Office Building," Architect and Engineer, vol. XII, no. 2, March 1908, p. 77.)

In 1934, Stiles O. Clements added a Streamlined Moderne entrance to the parking garage;

PCAD id: 299