Our offices reflect our commitment to revitalizing and bringing new life to historic spaces. The stories of their past inspire our vision of the future.
The Bradbury Building is a five-story office building built in 1893 and is the oldest commercial building remaining in the central city and one of Los Angeles’ unique treasures. Behind its modest, mildly Romanesque exterior lies a magical light-filled Victorian court that rises almost fifty feet with open cage elevators, marble stairs, and ornate iron railings. Lewis Bradbury, a mining and real estate millionaire commissioned untrained draftsman, George H. Wyman to create the building. Wyman agreed to take the job only after consulting his dead brother via planchette, the instrument commonly used with Ouija boards.
This 1928 reinforced masonry commercial building was originally commissioned by Julius and Barbara Johnson and is part of the Alphabet Historic District, as designated by the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by Portland architect and contractor Charles W. Ertz to house The Victor Talking Machine Company, a northwest-based radio distributor. The building was used to warehouse its product line, which included Victor record players. In 2019, NBP Capital restored the building to serve as headquarters for NBP Capital and its affiliates.