The Loring Building


The Gaslamp Quarter San Diego, California

Historic Building Survey plaque: “37 The Loring Building, 1873. The facade of this building makes it appear as if it were part of the Fritz Building to the South. However, they are actually two separate buildings. The style is Modern Renaissance, and it is made of brick and steel. In 1885, the use of red and black brick with Victorian woodwork produced one of the Gaslamp’s most unique facades. Renovations in 1908 resulted in the blending of the two facades, as well as in the construction of a third floor. Tenants included Arthur Loring’s Book and Toy Store and the Gold Club Gym.” The Loring Building is pictured on the right in the photo above.

IS Architecture completed the historic structure preliminary design for an adaptive-reuse, changing occupancy use from office and retail to restaurant and multi-residential.

Responsibilities: Project Architect for site inspection, preliminary design and agency review with City of San Diego Building Inspection Department and Fire Inspection Department.