Sunday, March 18, 2012

Police Building - luxury for the luxury class

The Police Building Apartments, formerly the Police Headquarters Building, at 240 Centre Street, was built in 1905, when Mayor George McClellan laid the cornerstone of this limestome-faced, steel-framed Edwardian Baroque/Beaux-Artspalace capped with a tall dome. When the Police Department relocated in 1973, there was talk of turning it into a community center for Little Italy. In 1983 it became luxury apartments. Surprise, surprise.

11 comments:

Steffe said...

I want to see more now!

Michelle said...

This is a stunning piece of architecture.

Lori Skoog said...

Them that gots. What a building!

altadenahiker said...

Would love to see the inside.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I am not surprised -- at least it's still standing -- many beautiful building have bit the dust. -- barbara

Hilda said...

It's gorgeous! And I'm not surprised either.

Young at Heart said...

wow...wonder what it's like on the inside!!

Hannah said...

I want to live there! :)

jane said...

what a great building!

-K- said...

Even tho I think privatizing public property is usually a bad move, this would be a tempting place to live (if I won the lottery).

Banjo52 said...

Handsome building--imperious, looking down on all. Reminds me of Dr. T.J. Eckleberg in Gatsby.