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Bradbury Building

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Address: 304 S. Broadway at Third Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.

Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.

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If you love architecture, you should visit

Very interesting repurposing of an old building. Loved that the old wood and fixtures were maintained. Couldn't visit the private sections but standing in the hall I got a good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting repurposing of an old building. Loved that the old wood and fixtures were maintained. Couldn't visit the private sections but standing in the hall I got a good sense of the building. A must see for anyone who enjoys architecture.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In this day and age its hard to believe that a building that's used for business and residential purposes is open to everyone without showing your I.D. at the entrance but the Bradbury is open to all for a look-see into the past, before A/C or LED lighting. Its across the street from the Central Market (more about that later)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Iconic building downtown. The building is interesting from the outside but amazing inside. It has been used in many movies, to include China Town. You can go in the lobby and to the first floor landing, which is really enough to see the ironwork and intricate design work. Worth a stop if you are downtown.

Thank DogWorld
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you can walk in for free, but cant really go up the stairs at all, at least when I was there. they were doing a photo shoot. blade runner filmed here.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You visit downtown Los Angeles you must visit this building. Built in 1893 by a famous architect, this charming Jewel is filled with light and historic architecture linked to the Downtown Los Angeles Historic District. It is a truly unique office building. In the lobby there is a door that leads you into a Subway restaurant if you work here... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quick stop on a DTLA walking tour, but worth a visit if you are interested in unique architecture as there are no other buildings quite like it.

Thank kazkey
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see....you can eat across the street in the huge and eclectic Grand Central Market...The upper floors are actual offices, so you can't go above the 1st-2nd floor landing.

Thank DoctorRetired
Chonburi, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This is an architectural wonder in downtown. The interior interior lobby area has been seen in many Hollywood movies and photo shoots.

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Granada, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

The outside of this building in Downtown is quite unremarkable but inside it's astonishing. It's just an office building but so pleasant with lots of natural light and beautiful iron staircases and galleries. We wouldn't have discovered it were it not on a Downtown LA scavenge hunt.

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Cypress, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

This is right across from the Grand Central Market, so if you're visiting that this is a good place to just pop in. I went around 3pm on a Sunday and just walked into the building no problem. The architecture is beautiful and famous-- as seen in many films such as 'Blade Runner' and 'The Artist'. From the outside you... More 

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