108 W 2nd St
Los Angeles CA 90012
Pet Friendly: Yes
Mills Act: Yes
Live Work: No
Constructed: Arthur L. Haley + A.C. Martin - 1910
Modernized: Barry Shy - 2002
The landmark Higgins building takes downtown history full circle. It was conceived in 1910 by copper tycoon Thomas Higgins, and designed in the Beaux-Arts style by Architects Arthur L. Haley and A.C. Martin. Surrounding the building lay architectural masterpieces including the Caltrans headquarters, Historic LA Times building, City Hall and the upcoming LAPD headquarters.
Stepping into the lobby entrance, one is immediately taken back to the storied downtown of yore. The interior is graced with vestiges of classic detailing including mosaic tile flooring, caged elevators rebuilt with birds eye maple, meticulous ironwork, imported marble wainscoting throughout the hallways, original zinc covered doorways, and windows. Select units have impressive views of the downtown skyline and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Complimenting the Higgins is the world class Edison Lounge which sits in the basement of the building. Once the boiler room which supplied power to the offices above, it is now a celebrated historic downtown venue which brings back the nostalgia and glamour of a lost era.
A piece of living history, the Higgins building exemplifies the burgeoning community of art, culture, and entertainment in downtown.