Pan American Lofts 253 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012

Pan American Lofts


The Pan American Building is the second oldest building in downtown Los Angeles, right behind the Bradbury Building which sits across the street. It was constructed in 1895 by architect Sumner Hunt. It was originally called the Irvine Block. It was built as an office building and, when it was built, was only the second office building in the area

Pan American Building Lofts
Pan American Building Lofts

Located on the corner of 3rd Street and Broadway across from the Million Dollar Theatre  the Pan American Lofts Building was Designed by Sumner Hunt and built in 1895 , it is notable for its Spanish Colonial Beaux Arts architecture that is denoted by it’s complex terracotta embellishments, entry way arch and large windows.


Converted: Urban Pacific Builders , Donald Barany Architects — 2007

The Pan American was formerly called the Irvine Byrne Block Building and was home to the Mexican Consulate during World War II .

In the heart of Los Angeles’ historic Old Bank district, near the Civic Center and Bunker Hill, the Pan American Lofts provide a unique kind of live-work space for Downtowners.

Unit amenities include:

  • exotic bamboo flooring (select units)
  • original exposed brick and concrete walls
  • 12-foot to 17-foot interior ceilings
  • huge floor-to-ceiling windows
  • high-end stainless steel appliances
  • juliette balconies/private decks (select units)
  • Porcher bathroom fixtures and vanity
  • Hansgrohe kitchen faucet

The Pan American Lofts feature 40 stylish condominium loft residences (658-1248 square feet), including ten 2-level penthouse lofts with internal mezzanines and private rooftop terraces.

With stylish, modern interiors, the Pan American Lofts boast bamboo floors (select units), original exposed brick and concrete walls, 12′ to 17′ ceiling height, copious windows and natural light, high-end stainless steel appliances, controlled-access underground parking, interior courtyard, juliette balconies or private decks (select units).

The halls and stupendous staircase have been immortalized in many of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies, Brad Pitt’s “Se7en”, “Fight Club”, “Blade Runner”, along with numerous TV shows and commercials alike .

Pan American Building

In 2004, Long Beach based developer Urban Pacific Builders undertook a $20 million  transformation of the Irvine Byrne building. A new roof was installed, the garage ceiling was heightened, and a new elevator shaft was built. The rows of offices were transformed  into chic, spacious loft units, each with 12′ to 17′ high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering timeless views of the Downtown landscape.  Loft residences are adorned with original exposed brick and concrete walls, plentiful natural light, high end stainless steel appliances.  With it’s ideal location in the Old Bank District of The Historic Core, walking distance to everything downtown has to offer, including the upcoming renovations of Grand Avenue, Urban Pacific has created an establishment that cannot be replicated.

The project’s development team granted a Historic Facade Preservation Easement to the Los Angeles Conservancy to ensure that this unique architectural gem will be preserved. In return for helping to preserve a piece of history, homeowners may be able to claim a charitable deduction from their income taxes. Please consult your tax adviser or accountant for possible tax savings .


Urban Pacific Builder , LLC ( “UPB” ) is a Long Beach based real estate development company, focused on providing urban housing through the development of adaptive reuse, in-fill, and affordable housing communities in the Southern California marketplace. UPB’s managing partners are experienced industry professionals that have worked across the spectrum of residential housing development and construction .




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20 Replies to “Pan American Lofts 253 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012”

  1. The 90012 zip code market showed strong improvement in this week’s report, as the number of home sales rose 12.5%, pushing the total to nine homes sold over the last 30 days. Within the same time frame, the 90065 zip code had 34 sales, the most of all zip codes in the area. The median sales price rose to $549,000, up from last week’s $534,500.

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