The Toy Factory Lofts building was completed in 1924 for the Star Truck Warehousing Company by the Western Land Improvement Company, the land development arm of the Santa Fe Railroad.
Unique to the building is its curved north elevation, which follows the arc of an out-of-service Santa Fe Railroad spur. With massive, poured-in-place concrete columns and floor structure, the Toy Factory building was designated a civilian bomb shelter in World War II.
In 1974, the property was purchased for use as a toy factory by Ace Novelty and then the Play-by-Play company. Linear City LLC purchased the Toy Factory property for conversion to live-work lofts in 2002.
Toy Factory Lofts is situated in the warehouse district of downtown Los Angeles, close to the LA River and the historic 1st, 4th and 6th Street bridges.
Toy Factory Lofts is the revitalization of an authentic 1924 Downtown LA warehouse and former toy factory into 119 live-work condominium lofts with retail services at the ground floor.
Features include secure on-site parking, generous common areas with garden and spectacular rooftop pool facilities, high ceilings, excellent downtown and LA River views, sand blasted concrete, new electrical, plumbing, and heating/air-conditioning systems, and scalable data/telecom capability. Integrated kitchens and spacious bathrooms include oversized baths, stainless steel appliances, and Grohe fixtures. Access to the ToyFactoryLofts is via a secure entry system and 24-hour doorperson.
Train tracks zig and zag through the area prescribing the Toy Factory and other area buildings. The Toy Factory is infused with a dynamic, industrial past. At the same time the building and area looks enthusiastically to the future, bridging from one turn-of-the-century to the next.