Old Bank District, Los Angeles, California

Old Bank District, Los Angeles, California

Located in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles, the Old Bank District is a group of early 20th century commercial buildings, many of which have been (or are being) converted into residential (loft) use. The Old Bank District is bordered roughly by the Jewelry District, the Fashion District, Gallery Row, the Toy District, and the city's Civic Center - specifically the block from Main to Spring streets between 4th and 5th.

Though the name suggests a subdistrict of the city, it is actually the name of the residential conversion project proposed by developer Tom Gilmore in 1998Mandell, Jason: [http://www.downtownnews.com/articles/2003/11/17/news/news01.txt Old Bank Draws Five Years of Interest] , [http://www.downtownnews.com/ LA Downtown News] , 1/13/03] . Spurred on by the city's 1999 passage of an adaptive reuse ordinance, the first structure opened in fall 2000. Since that time, Gilmore has generally applied the Old Bank District label to his growing portfolio of upscale eateries and retail space tenants. On January 8, 2004, Old Bank District became an official city designated district. The borders are Third Street at the northern border, 6th Street ath the southern border, Los Angeles Street on the Eastern border, and Spring Street on the the western border (www.lacity.org.)


* The Continental Building
* The Hellman Building
* The San Fernando Building
* Farmers and Merchants Bank Building
* The El Dorado Hotel (under construction)
* The Rowan Building
* Regent Theatre
* The Security Building

Notable Residents

Notable Old Bank District loft residents include or have included actor Ryan Gosling, fashion designer Jeffrey Sebelia, and Speaker of the California Assembly Fabian Nunez, who represents the downtown area in the California State Assembly.


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