900 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Newberry Lofts in the Arts District of Downtown L.A. was originally the main warehouse for JR Newberry Co, a Los Angeles grocery store chain that housed a candy store, blacksmith shop and restaurant. The building is eligible under Criterion C of the U.S. National Park Service as a representative example of industrial warehouses at the turn of the century. The renovated lofts for lease feature exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, city views, granite kitchens, baths and some customized features. Because the building has been home to many students of the nearby Southern California Institute of Architecture, the units vary greatly on how much or how little they have been modified and upgraded.
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IN THE HEART OF THE ARTS DISTRICT
The classically converted warehouse offers high ceilings, large wooden beams and accent brick walls. There is a very wide open living areas, so tenants may bring their own creativity and possibly make customizations. Some of the loft rental homes have new all electric kitchens, updated bathrooms, durable concrete floors and industrial heating and air conditioning. Tenants in the upper floors can relax and enjoy the amazing city views in in the middle of the highly desirable Arts District.
ABOUT JR NEWBERRY
J. R. Newberry was the pioneering founder of one of the first Los Angeles grocery chains. He is also known as one of the organizers of the Merchants and Manufacturers Association, as well as one of the first directors of the Chamber of Commerce. He was part of a group of local business leaders instrumental in bringing in the Santa Fe Railroad to the area. By this time, the Flats, as the lowlands along the Los Angeles River were called, developed into the warehouse district. The J. R. Newberry Company was one of four early buildings in the district, predating construction of the 1st Street Viaduct. Character-defining features of the warehouse include its location and close proximity to the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad rail yards, the simple plan, relatively plain wall surface, random placement of the fenestration and the use of brick as a construction material.
Parking is available, and may be included with some units. Dogs and Cats are now accepted, subject to management rules.
Newberry Lofts apartments is two blocks from Sci-Arc, close to the 101 Freeway, walkable to Little Tokyo Village, near grocery, restaurants and shopping.
To see Newberry Lofts and other Arts District lofts for lease, call (213) 880-9910