Today...Lovey and I are at MacArthur Park (formerly known as Westlake Park) which is surrounded by 6th Street, Alvarado, 7th Street and S.Park View...and Wilshire runs through the middle. We've been craving the #19 at Langer's...so we thought we'd make a day of it and enjoy the park and surroundings... As we arrived at 6th and Alvarado...we had a clear view of the historic Asbury Apartment buidling which used to be such a classic elegant building.
Asbury Apt 2503 w 6th st, Parks District: Originally to be named the San Jacinto Dwellings, this luxury building with commanding views of Westlake (now MacArthur) Park was regarded as “ultra-exclusive” when the building opened in 1925. Units were sold individually in what was termed the “own-your-own” plan, the building was electrically operated throughout and it contained a parking garage accessible by elevator…quite rare at the time. A balcony extends alone the fourth floor of the building and the upper portion of the fire escape shaft facing sixth street is embellished with a semi-circular balcony and elaborate churrigueresque detailing. The 2 story rooftop signs, advertising “Asbury” in neon, are visible for several blocks and were restored by the City’s LUMEN (Living Urban Museum of Electric and Neon Signs) Program.
Los Angeles, CA (Jan 4, 2013)
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