Welcome to Los Angeles

A Photo Blog by Chris Camargo

The sun sets against the northwestern face of the Santa Fe Lofts building, at the corner of 6th and Main St. in Downtown LA. Originally known as the William G. Kerckhoff Building, the building is now known for its prior tenant: the Atcheson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

The entire structure consists of two separately constructed buildings. The original building (seen above) was designed by architects Morgan & Walls, and completed in 1907. The annex was commissioned 9 years later, with the same architectural firm (then known as Morgan, Walls & Clements) providing the design.

The firm still has a significant presence in Los Angeles today. Some of their more notable work includes the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, the Belasco and Mayan Theater in Downtown, as well as the Richfield Tower, which was demolished in 1969 to make way for what is now the City National Plaza.