The Higgins Lofts For Sale In Downtown Los Angeles
108 W.2nd St. Los Angeles 90012
The Historic Core
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The Higgins (Background/History)
It was 1910 when Irish American, copper tycoon Thomas Higgins conceived his namesake Los Angeles office building. Designed by architects Arthur L. Haley and A.C Martin, the Beaux Arts classic was turning heads from the beginning. The building was the proud landlord to the 1st privately owned power plant, General Petroleum who occupied the buildings basement as well as 6 floors from 1934-1949.
The building's name was changed to the LA County Engineer Building as the department was a tenant from 1952-1977. One of the most note-worthy tenants early on was the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of LA. In 2002 Andrew Meieran & Marc Smith resuced the building from derelict. They brought on developer Barry Shy where 135 new lofts were born and the buildings name was restored to The Higgins.
The Higgins (Loft Features)
The units themselves are unique and interesting. They feature mosaic tile floor sections, zinc covered doors & windows along with polished concrete floors majorities. Washer & Dryer in unit hook ups. Exposed tile ceilings with heights up to 11'. Wonderful views out most of the enormous original zinc windows.
The Higgins (Building Features)
The building is impressive. The classic Beaux Arts style stands alone on the SW corner of 2nd & Main in downtown's northern end of the Historic Core. Originall 8 stories but 2 more were added as years went by. The front gates and elevators are made of decorative antique iron from rebuilt birds eye, really a rare sight and something to see. Marble wainscoting line the hallways. The 10 story ediface house's 135 lofts. The lobby boasts marble floors and staircase and is graced with vestiges of classic detail. 24 hr doorman and access control. A common rooftop featuring amazing skyline views. The owners at The Higgins receive the coveted Mills Act, annual property tax abatement up to 60% off for purchasing historic.
The Higgins (The Neighborhood)
The area has it all, it's neighbors are Caltrans, The LA Times Bldg, Grand Park and City Hall. Conveniently located just across the street from the LAPD headquarters and the new Little Tokyo metro station. Top restaurants Redbird, Baco Mercat, Kazu Nori and Winston & Orzo within walking distance. Everyones' favorite Grand Central Market is just two blocks west. Perhpas the most exciting thing about The Higgins is it's anchor tenants, top Indian restaurant Badmash and hot nightspot The Edison. With Little Tokyo just to the east and Bunker Hill just to the west, both walking distance, it's all waiting for you at The Higgins!
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