About Garfield Building
The thirteen story Art Deco style Garfield Building is a U.S. historic structure in Los Angeles, California. Designed by American architect Claud Beelman, construction lasted from 1928-30. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the detailed ornamentation around the street-level entry way, The Garfield Building has an art deco lobby. It was a working office building for many years but it's empty now. The building has 99,970 square feet (9,288 m) of rentable space for filming or other events. Located just off of South Hill Street (at 403 West 8th Street), it is in the downtown Jewelry District, which in recent years, has had a revival, with lofts, artist's work spaces, and new shops, restaurants and businesses around The Garfield. The main entrance is marked by an elaborate wrought iron entrance canopy above and a terrazzo sidewalk below. Floral and grapevine patterns decorate the open grill work above the entrance. The lobby is graced with polished nickel fittings, elegant display cases, and Gothic style chandeliers in tones of gold and silver.