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Bradbury Building
(Los Angeles, CA)



The Bradbury Building, built in 1893, is the oldest commercial building remaining in the central city and one of Los Angeles’ unique treasures. Behind its modest, mildly Romanesque exterior lies a magical light-filled Victorian court that rises almost 50 feet with open cage elevators, marble stairs and ornate iron railings. Lewis Bradbury was a Tajo silver mining millionaire who became a real estate developer in the later part of his life.

A local architect, Sumner Hunt, was first hired to complete a design for the building, but Bradbury dismissed Hunt’s plans as inadequate to the grandeur of his vision. Bradbury then hired George Wyman, one of Hunt’s draftsmen, to design the building.



Services


  • Exterior Sandstone Lettering Restoration
  • Caulking
  • Sealants
  • Faux Finish
  • Casting
  • GFRC
  • Cleaning and Sealing
  • Spall/Crack Repair
  • Grouts and Mortars
  • Brick Repair
  • Tuck-Repointing
  • Mold Making

Design Team


Original Architect: George Wyman
General Contractor: Spectra Company

 

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