Transport enthusiasts can get their hands on a rare piece of Los Angeles’ railway history: Cypress Park’s storied Huron Substation is now for sale.
The landmarked structure is the second oldest surviving substation in the city and was built for the Yellow Car trolley network in 1908 by Edward S Cobb of Angels Flight funicular railway. Initially used to convert electricity to power for the transport network, the building has many uses in the subsequent decades, including stints as a factory and welding shop. Following its adaptive reuse, it is now an events space and film location.
Huron Substation features soaring 45-ft-tall ceilings with wooden beams, and a cache of original industrial features including exposed brickwork, 12-ft-tall double doors, arched windows and ghost signage. Inside is a vast ground floor space with concrete floors, and a 1,500 sq mezzanine which houses a bedroom, bathroom, living room and office space.