GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Caruso Affiliated and The Glendale Historical Society announced today that they are working together to relocate the façade of the brick warehouse building at 230 South Orange Street recently acquired by Caruso for the expansion of The Americana at Brand. Caruso Affiliated will incorporate the existing building façade into the design of the new Nordstrom building along the pedestrian passageway to be created on what is now Orange Street and Caruso Avenue.
“The brick façade will be a charming addition to the project. The Americana at Brand already incorporates architectural styles and building details recalling memorable Glendale structures so it is a natural extension to include the façade in the expansion design,” said Rick J. Caruso, CEO Caruso Affiliated.
The façade’s original steel sash windows will become showcases for The Glendale Historical Society to install photographic images from Glendale’s past. Caruso will install additional display boxes in the design where The Glendale Historical Society can promote special events and program exhibits about the history of the City of Glendale and its architecture.
“The Caruso team was very respectful of our concerns about preserving this example of a Mission Revival-style commercial building in Glendale. TGHS is appreciative that the unique architecture of the building façade will be the centerpiece of the new pedestrian walkway between Nordstrom and Barnes & Noble and that illuminated display windows and light boxes will be prominent and attractive features of the proposed Americana expansion. We’ll be able to restore the façade while maintaining both its current orientation and the original materials of the building,” said John LoCascio, president of The Glendale Historical Society.
Caruso Affiliated is proceeding with the public process to receive permits for the development of the expansion, scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2013. It will be anchored by a 135,000-square-foot Nordstrom, along with public plazas, the Orange Street pedestrian passage, and public infrastructure improvements, all privately funded at no cost to the City.