(Los Angeles, CA)
Recently purchased by Lincoln Property Company and leased by AEG, the Desmond building has seen better days. Built in 1916, this large building hosted a full-service outpost of Ohio automaker Willys-Overland Motor Co., which sold luxurious cars to the city’s well-to-do. The building received its name when it became a warehouse for Desmond’s department store. From it’s days as a warehouse for Desmond’s until now, the building has sat vacant for decades. It’s location in Downtown LA’s South Park district on the corner of 11th street and Hope street has made it the perfect location near The Staples Center, LA Live and the LA Convention Center for AEG Worldwide’s headquarters.
Owner: Lincoln Properties
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Structural Engineer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
General Contractor: Austin Commercial
Historic Restoration Contractor: Spectra Company