HISTORIC MONUMENT

NO. 404

FILM LOCATION AND PHOTO LOCATION IN LOS ANGELES

&

WORKSHOPS AND CURATED EVENTS

Birth of a Trolley Substation

Listed as Historic Cultural Monument #404 by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission as the Los Angeles Railway Huron Substation, the building was built in 1906 from a design by engineer Edward S. Cobb.  It is the second oldest surviving substation in the city which housed equipment to convert high-voltage electricity supplied by the Edison Company to the 600 volts current used by the L.A. Railways “Yellow Cars,” providing urban transportation for many years.

We welcome work as a film location, photo location, photo studio, commercials, and a limited number of corporate/private events.

I've Been Shot

The substation has lent its character to numerous film locations for feature film and television shoots, such as “Secretary”, “Must Love Dogs”, “Fast & Furious”, “Catwoman”, “The Kids Are Alright”, “Date Night”, “Heroes”, ``NCIS``, ``Major Crimes`` and many pilots.

Photography

The Huron Substation in Los Angeles can be a photo location for photographing catalogs (fashion, home wares, furniture), editorial, portraits, car shoots, and shoots utilizing beautiful natural light. We have hosted such magazines as: GQ, Vogue and Maxim.

AMENITIES
  • 200 amps house power 
  • Outdoor garden w/ Napa gravel & Fountain
  • Drive-through barn doors (11 ½’w x 13’h)
  • 45’ ceilings with skylights
  • Screen Projection System 
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Plexiglass bar (featuring tumbleweeds)
  • 8’ wide circular Chandelier on adjustable winch
LOCATION

 

Lot Size 6500 SF
Interior Size 3662 SF

Front Garden

Hidden Courtyard & Fountain

Main Room

Mezzanine

Floor Plans:

PRODUCTION

House power available for events and photo shoots utilizing strobe lights.  Photo shoots and events utilizing Tungsten or HMI lighting are asked to supply their own generator or pay an additional charge for house power.

*Film shoots are required to supply their own generator.

A Hidden Gem Just Above Downtown Los Angeles