Los Angeles’s Huron Substation has undergone several reincarnations since its conception in 1908. Designed by Edward S. Cobb, it was originally a station for converting electricity needed to power the city’s Yellow Car trolleys. After it was sold in the late 1950s, the station was transformed into a welding shop, then a manufacturing plant. Today, the landmark designated as Los Angeles Cultural Monument No. 404 is a multipurpose venue for filming, photoshoots, weddings, and other events.
Situated at the intersection of West Avenue 28 and Huron Street in Cypress Park, the substation is chock-full of period details including exposed beams, arched windows, original brickwork, and 12-foot-high doors. Vaulted, 45-foot-high ceilings enhance the building’s sense of open space. A large mezzanine offers an additional 1,500 square feet, including multiple private sitting areas, two bedrooms, a bath, and an office.
The structure is one of five different designs for the original Yellow Car substations, and the second oldest of those still standing. Located on a gated, 6,500-square-foot lot, the Mills Act–designated building is also categorized under the Cornfields/Arroyo Seco Specific Plan (CASP), allowing for a wide range of development possibilities. Scroll ahead to see inside more of the substation, currently listed for $3,750,000.
2640 Huron Street is currently listed for $3,750,000 by Benjamin Kahle of deasy penner podley
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