28th St YMCA

The Spanish Colonial Revival Style 28th Street YMCA was built in 1926 and designed by noted African-American architect Paul R. Williams. Williams was the first African American member of the American Institute of Architects. This iconic building served as a centerpiece for the black community in Los Angeles and is one of the only two remaining clubs founded by and for African Americans.

The building is listed on the National Register and as a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument.  The building was adaptively reused and now serves as low-income housing for adults and transitional housing for youth who were formerly homeless.

Restoration of the building was completed in 2012.  Spectra was proud to be a part of this project, which earned multiple awards, including the 2013 Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award and California Preservation Foundation Design Awards.

Scope of Work

Adaptive Reuse • Architectural Woodwork • Concrete Repair • Decorative Concrete • Decorative Paintings & Murals • Facade Rehabilitation • Masonry • Materials Restoration • Ornamental Plaster • Plaster • Restoration Painting & Coatings • Selective Demolition/Abatement • Self-Perform • Terrazzo • Tile • Waterproofing/Roofing • Wood Doors • Wood Windows


California Preservation Foundation 2013 • LA Business Council 2013 • Los Angeles Conservancy 2013 • West Side Urban Forum 2013

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