Thursday, April 28, 2016

One Good Thing...

There is a lot of construction going on in our Wilshire Center/Koreatown neighborhood to make more room for all those wanting to move into this 'HOT' neighborhood. One good thing about all of this noise & dust is the restoration of an architectural gem at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard & Catalina Street, the Morgan Adams building.

Originally designed by architect Richard D. King and built in 1929, by developer Morgan Adams Sr. (Morgan Adams being a direct descendant of our 2nd & 6th presidents, John Adams and John Qunicy Adams), as an upscale retail store to complement all the other high end retail locations opening up along Wilshire Boulevard at the time. The building is now slated to house a combination of lofts & offices. Details of it's former magnificence are now being slowly drawn out. The building last held a martial arts school and sometime before that it was a piano & organ retail store, with the facade having been whitewashed over at some point, years ago, to make the building look contemporary(?!) 

It is exciting to see this transformation take place and yes, sometimes progress can be beautiful and correct itself. The Gaylord happily welcomes back this gem to the neighborhood!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Applicant Dropped Out...

Coming AVAILABLE for a May 6th move-in;

***RENTED***- Bachelor, 9th floor, 380 sq ft, south facing, $925/month.***RENTED***

(Pictured above, Gaylord's very first two residents from 1924, the Chapmans, top center & right, and more esteemed residents from January 1927.)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

'Hey Patsy Barton!'... 'Yes Mickey Moran?!'...

'Let's put on a show!!!'

Carl & his crew are at it again! This Thursday, April 28th, starting at 8pm, come on down to the Gaylord lobby for some comedic relief & light musical entertainment. Enjoy the show!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Folks, This Is It...

Finally, we have one apartment AVAILABLE for a early to mid May move-in date. This is the largest of our Single units and located on the top floor (14!).

***RENTED***- Single, 14th floor, 670 sq ft, west facing with stunning views of sunsets over Wilshire Boulevard, an entire wall of closets & separate dressing room, $1550/month.***RENTED***

This one is sure to go QUICK!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Happy 92nd Birthday Gaylord!...

On April 9th, 1924, the Gaylord opened it's doors to the public for the very first time, so tomorrow we celebrate our 92nd birthday! At the time, as one of Los Angeles' first co-ops, you could have purchased your apartment for $7,000.00!

As reported in the Los Angeles Times on April 9, 1924, 'The Gaylord, the newest apartment-house in Los Angeles and one of the largest and most pretentious in the country, will today open its doors with a formal reception. Two thousand guests, including many notables, have been invited. Tours of inspection will be made from 3:30 p.m. until 10:30 to be followed by a dancing party...'

'Situated in the heart of the fashionable Wilshire district... The ground floor contains an entrance lobby, reception room and fountain room luxuriously finished and furnished. Directly under the lobby in the basement is situated a complete commissary department and storeroom, barber shop, beauty parlor and billiard room and servants' quarters.'

May we continue with our historical legacy for many more years to come!