Blackstone takes pride in our updated spacious modern units that are offered at a downtown Los Angeles, Broadway Theatre District address. Blackstone is a vibrant community of artists, tastemakers, stakeholders and entrepreneurs and is steps away from some of the best cultural events, restaurants and shopping that Los Angeles has to offer. We are especially excited for the opening of the flagship Apple store coming a block away.
The Blackstone Department Store Building, a Beaux Arts Building is an early example of the work of John Parkinson, Los Angeles’s preeminent architect of the early twentieth century. Parkinson, in collaboration with other architects, went on to design some of Los Angeles’ most iconic buildings, including LA City Hall, the LA Coliseum and Downtown’s Union Station. In 1939, Blackstone was sold and had extensive renovations which gave it the current Streamline Modern style at the street level and in 2003 designated Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #765. Today, the Blackstone is situated between the Eastern Columbia, the most photographed building in Los Angeles and the Ace Hotel and Theatre. Blackstone was adaptively reused and converted in 2010 to house 82 apartments with ground floor retail and a subterranean parking garage.