Broadway continues to brighten up with the announcement of recipients of the Broadway facade lighting grants. A $750,000 grant ushered through thanks to Councilmember Huizar’s office and managed through the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI), facade lighting improvements will showcase Broadway’s stunning architecture and history while making the corridor safer and better lit at night.
The recipients of the grant are as follows (Historic Core BID buildings in bold):
1. 242 S Broadway – Victor Clothing Lofts, built in 1914: Awarded $20,788 to accent decorative roof eaves.
2. 304 S Broadway – Bradbury Building, built in 1893: Awarded $166,304 to illuminate the entire top floor’s decorative panels and roof eaves.
3. 307 S Broadway – Million Dollar Theatre, built in 1917: Awarded $138,587 to illuminate the decorative arch above the marquee, spotlight 3rd floor statues, and light tile panels on 3rd Street.
4. 353 S Broadway – Zobel Building, built in 1912: Awarded $20,788 to accent façade columns.
5. 430 S Broadway – Bumiller/Campbell Blake Building, built in 1906: Awarded $41,576 to illuminate top floor decorative panels and roof eaves.
6. 445 S Broadway – Newberry Annex Building, built in 1913 (now known as the Metropolitan Building) Awarded $27,717 to upgrade existing column accent lighting.
7. 529 S Broadway – Shulte United Building, built in 1928: Awarded $15,489 to provide new decorative fluted hood lights to illuminate top floor signage.
8. 540 S Broadway – Broadway Spring Arcade, built in 1924: Awarded $20,788 to illuminate decorative arch above Broadway entrance.
9. 648 S Broadway – Clifton’s Brookdale Cafeteria, built in 1935: Awarded $69,293 to provide architectural lighting of the two top floor façades.
10. 818 S Broadway – Apparel Center Building, now known as Wurlitzer Music Building, built in 1923: Awarded $20,788 to upgrade existing column accent lighting.
11. 849 S Broadway – Eastern Columbia Building, built in 1930: Awarded $34,647 to upgrade the lighting of the existing decorative arch above the Broadway entrance.
12. 850 S Broadway – Ninth and Broadway Building, built in 1929: Awarded $69,293 to upgrade the lighting of the existing decorative arch above the Broadway entrance, and to illuminate the 2nd floor decorative panels on Broadway.
13. 908-910 S Broadway – L.L. Burns Western Costume Building, now known as the Sparkle Factory, built in 1914: Awarded $103,940 to spotlight façade columns, and outline the architectural crown detail.
*All grants are based on estimated costs to complete the stated scope of work. Cost estimates are rounded to the nearest dollar.
Work will be completed over the next several months on a building by building schedule.