The Dunsmuir Flats Apartments, 1281 Dunsmuir Avenue, was commissioned in 1937 and designed by master architect Gregory Ain (1908-1988). Ain was a noted and influential architect of twentieth century modern architecture. Ain attended the University of Southern California, School of Architecture and worked early in his career with master architects Richard Neutra and R.M. Schindler. The building is a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument.