Douglas Building

Building Location:

257 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Building Details:

  • Built in 1898
  • Renovated in 2005
  • 5 Floors
  • 50 Units
The Douglas Building, a five-story classical revival structure, curves elegantly around the corner of Third and Spring Streets. It is one of the few remaining examples of commercial architecture still in existence in downtown from the late 1800s. During its heyday, the heart of the downtown commercial district revolved around the Douglas, the Bradbury, and the Irvine-Byrne Building. Douglas Building tenants included the chief ticket office of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company.

Thomas Douglas Stimson, a retired lumber baron and banker from Chicago, moved to Los Angeles in the early 1890s and started working in real estate development. It's no wonder an office building bearing his name would exude tremendous style and grace, just take a look at his personal residence. No building of Douglas' namesake could be anything but spectacular. The Douglas Building was determined eligible for the National Register in 1983.

Converted to luxury condos in 2005, these stunning unis are clad in historic charm; exposed brick walls, oversized windows, and original wood floors. Each unit was fitted with sleek Poggenpohl kitchens, modern bathrooms, and in-unit washers and dryers. Floor plans range from 1 bed/1 bath units from 580 to over 1,000 square feet, 2 beds/2 baths from 950 to 1,120 square feet, and 3 bed/2.5 bath multi-level penthouses over 1,300 square feet with towering ceilings. Most units have private bedrooms, and all homeowners enjoy tremendous property-tax savings courtesy of the Mills Act.

Building Amenities:

  • Mills Act Approved
  • In-Unit Washers and Dryers
  • Secured Entry
  • Deeded Parking

Douglas Building

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Last updated on December 11th, 2017 at 2:47pm PST