According to a Department of Interior document, The Brockman building is being considered for the National Register of Historic Places. You may remember the Brockman as the pretty tower on 7th Street that just went rental; units start at $1,475. Also part of the NRHP nomination is the old New York Cloak and Suit House, an annex (see tarp) of the 88-year-old Brockman (which has been totally remodeled on the interior). According to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, "These connected buildings, important for their role in development of the West 7th Street retail hub, are excellent examples of Classical and Romanesque Revival styles with restrained, but elaborate use of Beaux-Arts details and polychromy." According to the Registy's web site, "listing in the National Register is the first step towards eligibility for National Park Service-administered federal preservation tax credits that have leveraged more than $45 billion in private investment and National Park Service grant programs like Save America's Treasures and Preserve America."
· National Register of Historic Places [Justia Regulation]
· National Registry of Historic Places (division of National Park Service) [Official Site]
· Market Blues: Downtown's Brockman Goes Rental [Curbed LA]