International Volvo Photo Locations Part 198
The Biscuit Company Lofts is a 7-story building on Industrial St in Los Angeles, California. Built in 1925 as a factory, the building was converted to live/work lofts in 2006.
Conceived as the west coast headquarters for the National Biscuit Company, this landmark structure was designed by E.J. Eckel. Constructed in 1925 for a cost of 2 million dollars, this 7 story factory quickly became an architectural sensation.
In 2006, the building underwent a $25,000,000 renovation by Aleks Istanbullu Architects to convert the building to lofts. In 2007, developer Linear City LLC completed restoration of the property, part of the larger downtown L.A. gentrification effort that saw the repurposing of the area’s mostly-abandoned industrial structures into 104 live/work lofts. Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, a 75-foot-long saline swimming pool and a gym.
L.A.’s Office of Historic Resources declared the building an historic cultural monument in 2007. As a designated historical monument, the Biscuit Company Lofts qualifies for the Mills Act Program, a provision that offers homeowners an allowance on their annual property taxes.
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