A visit to John A. Roebling’s Sons Co Wire Works, Los Angeles (1913) – Custom Batchelder Tiles and Bridge Cable Staircase

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On May 9, 2013, while recording interviews with longtime Arts District residents for the You Can't Eat The Sunshine podcast, we had the rare opportunity to step into the non-public corner entrance of the John A. Roebling's Sons Co Wire Works building (now home to Angel City Brewery).

We were stunned by the selection of unique, custom Ernest Batchelder tiles that honor the Roebling family's history and contribution to the industrial age.

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(Roebling senior designed the Brooklyn Bridge, and spun the wire with which it was strung).

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The beautiful staircase is constructed from Roebling's spun wire.

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See all our photos from our visit to the lobby here.

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