The Garfield The beautiful Garfield Building at 8th and Hill, one of the last truly stunning pieces of magnificent architecture in Downtown LA. Ever since the downtown revitalization started well over a decade ago, every downtown booster (including myself) has hoped for the reactivation of the Garfield Building, a grand 12-story edifice built in 1929 designed by prolific architect Claud Beelman in the Art Deco-Art Nouveau style.

The Garfield Building is currently for sale with no specified asking price. For reference, the Commercial Exchange across the street sold last year for about $15 million according to the LA Times. For comparison, the ComEx built in 1926 is about 108,000 square feet large while the Garfield is approximately 102,000 square feet including the basement.revitalization of Downtown LA’s Historic Core.