Parker Brown recently completed a major renovation of a historic building in the heart of old Downtown Los Angeles into live/work lofts.
808 South Broadway – known as the Singer Sewing Building – is an historic 8-story Beaux Arts structure that has been home to many business tenants, including the Southern California Music Company, which used the building as sales space and hosted concerts in an auditorium located on the building’s top floor. It was acquired by the fashion industry family, the Needlemans. The building is owned by Steve Needleman, son of Jack Needleman, a garment manufacturer who acquired many properties in the downtown area during the 60’s and 70’s.
With roughly 6,000 square feet per floor, the Parker Brown crew took on the job of renovating floors three through eight. Each floor had beautiful brick walls. We added kitchens and conference rooms on each floor. All units will feature floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto new patios. Its penthouse unit will feature a double-height sloped ceiling retained from the original auditorium. Mark Bray was our superintendent on the job. The building is neighbors with the Tower Theatre (now occupied by a new Apple Store) the Orpheum Theatre, Rialto Theatre (now occupied by Urban Outfitters) and other landmark downtown buildings. Apparel retailer Vans operates its flagship store on the ground floor.