Downtown Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 2009 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 966.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. 34° 3.032′ N, 118° 14.814′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. It is in Downtown Los Angeles. Marker is at the intersection of Spring Street and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 257 S Spring St, Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bradbury Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spring Street (about 400 feet away); Million Dollar Theatre / Grand Central Market (about 400 feet Biddy Mason (about 500 feet away); Historical Site (about 600 feet away); St. Vibiana’s Cathedral (about 700 feet away); Woody Guthrie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Angels Flight (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
Regarding Douglas Building. Commissioned by T.D. Stimson, a lumber baron turned real estate mogul who fostered commercial development in Los Angeles during the 1890s. The five-story building was designed by San Francisco architects James and Merritt Reid, who gained fame for designing the remarkable Hotel del Coronado near San Diego in 1888.
The Douglas Building was Los Angeles’ greatest office building and commanded the highest rentals. In its early years, it housed the chief ticket office of the Southern Pacific Railroad. During that time many travelers passed through its doors to purchase a ticket.
In 2005, this former office block was renovated into 50 residential units.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 3, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 4. submitted on August 3, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 5. submitted on October 11, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.