Friday, August 22, 2008
9th Street Lofts/Emil Brown Building Conversion
It's great to see another conversion happening here in the Fashion District. The Emil Brown Building, built in 1922, architect John M. Cooper is being converted into 37 loft apartments. The building is located at 9th St. and Santee St. The roof will be used to house penthouse units with private rooftop decks. The roof will also include a large landscaped deck for the tenants. The ground floor retail already includes a Starbucks and a Quiznos and several clothing retailers such as Shoe Monster! The conversion architects are David Gray Architects. They are behind conversions such as Great Republic Building, National City Tower Lofts, The Judson, Tomahawk Building, and the Orpheum Lofts. Judging by those conversions this building will surely look just as great.
Rooftop rendering and floorplans via architect's website.
The following picture is from the USC Digital Archives:
Birdseye view of Los Angeles from 1024 Santee Street, June 1, 1929.
You can see the Emil Brown Building in the middle right of the picture.