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Hellman Building, Los Angeles, California
Floor Plan (click here)
Floor Plan (click here)
The Hellman building was constructed in 1902 By Alfred Rosenheim on the site of Herman W. Hellman's one story cottage. It
was developed by one of California's leading financiers, Isaias Hellman, the brother of Herman Hellman.
The Hellman building is a six story structure with green terra cotta and classical d├ęcor located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles
near 4th and Main streets. It is a stylistic and representative example of commercial architecture in the early 20th century
with its brick and concrete structure, steel skeleton frame, stained glass and marble found in its interior. The building was
designed using a steel frame construction for architectural quality and integrity instead of concrete. When it was built it was
the largest steel frame building in Los Angeles.
Rosenheim moved to Los Angeles in February 1903 to personally oversee the construction and to design the Hellman building
until its completion in 1904. In its reincarnation in the 21st century, the Hellman building was converted into 104 loft units and
2 penthouses with ground level retail that is home to Rocket Pizza, Urban Noodle, Big Man Bakes, a salon and a deli/market.