The Downtown Women's Center Residence, the first permanent housing for women in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, will be dedicated Thursday.
Ratkovich, Bowers & Perez developed the rehabilitation project, valued at about $1.7 million, including purchase of the building at 333 S. Los Angeles St., next door to the center's rented daytime facility, which has been open for about seven years.
Much of the labor and supplies for the 48-room residence were donated. R. W. Stanhope Co. of Los Angeles was general contractor, and Brenda Levin was project architect. Originally constructed in 1909, the three-story building once housed an artist's loft and a ground-floor mission.