The Art & Design of the CalEdison Building

Completed in 1931 by Allison & Allison, the Edison Building was one of the first all-electrically heated and cooled buildings constructed in the western United States. Located on the corner of 5th Street and Grand Avenue in Downtown LA’s Financial District, the fourteen-story, steel-framed building follows a classically inspired Art Deco design and features art by Merrell Gage and Hugo Balin along with seventeen different types of marble. The lobby is now open to the public with fast wi-fi, which can be accessed for free for one hour, and common areas updated by Rios Clemente Hale Studios. Here’s a look inside.

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