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Wilshire Boulevard was named after socialist
newspaper publisher and land developer
Henry Gaylord Wilshire (1861 - 1927) from
Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 1924 developer A.W. Ross began to buy
up property along Wilshire Boulevard
between Fairfax and La Brea Avenues.
Still open fields in many places, he saw an
extraordinary potential of this area as an
automobile-based commercial thoroughfare.

But the downtown business community
opposed a change of the zoning designation
to be safe from retail competition.
Ross was defeated in a citywide referendum
and in the courts, but nobody could stop
the booming Fifth Avenue of the West.

A real miracle and the name stuck, since today!

For more information i highly recommend the
book Wilshire Boulevard - Grand Concourse
of Los Angeles
by Kevin Roderick.

 
Lou Ehler's Cadillac
 
SecuritY First National
CamPanileClem Wilson
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Metro Station
 
 
 
Cochran APtsSontaG DruGs
 
Lee Tower
 
El ReY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Museum SQuare
 
La Brea DiscoveriesTar Pits
SculPture Garden
LACMA
GENESEE   LACMA
Urban LiGht
BP Plaza
BCAM
Farmers MarketMaY ComPanY
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Johnies
CRESCENT HEIGHTS
Medical Plaza
Gershon
Office BuildinG
LA JOLLA
 
Goldsmith
SWEETZER
SAN VINCENTE
BOULEVARD
San Vicente Plaza
 
Clock Market
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AcademY
 
 
Twin Towers
 
 
Kate Mantilini
Gibraltar
 
Ahmanson Bank
Kreedman BldG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SterlinG Plaza
 
BeverlY-Wilshire Center
 
TaschenPradaCourt2
 
Twin Tower
 
Wells FarGo Bank                
 
SecuritY Pacific Plaza
 
CitY National Bank
 
Manufacturer Bank
 
 
 
 
Hobbit House
WALDEN
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Hilton
 
MERV GRIFFIN WAY
DePartment Store







Modern Architecture and Historic Buildings

ORANGE
Time Oil
SYCAMORE
 
ColumbiaMetroPlazaFirestone
LA BREA AVENUE
 
DETROIT
Darkroom
CLOVERDALE
Wilshire-DominGuez
COCHRAN
 
DUNSMUIR
Desmond's
BURNSIDE
 
RIDGELEY
 
HAUSER
Cal Fed
MASSELIN
 
SIERRA BONITA
 
CURSON
 
STANLEY
 
SPAULDING
Mutual Benefit Life PlazaBuck House
OGDEN
ParkinG
ORANGE GROVE
Auto Museum
FAIRFAX
New Wilshire
McCARTHY VISTA
ZenithCarthaY Plaza
 
 
 
Petersen
Fairview
SCHUMACHER
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TOWER
Griffin BuildinG
GALE
Theatre
HAMILTON
Great Western
LA CIENEGA
 
LE DOUX
Fine Arts
STANLEY
 
CARSON
 
WILLAMAN
 
HAMEL
 
ARNAZ
Bank of America
SculPture
ROBERTSON
 
CLARK
 
SWALL
 
LA PEER
ICM
ALMONT
 
WETHERLY
Theatre
DOHENY
DohenY Plaza Theatre
9100
OAKHURST
 
PALM
 
MAPLE
 
REXFORD
Larwin GrouP
ELM
 
CRESCENT
 
CANON
 
REEVES
Glendale Federal SavinGs
BEVERLY
 
EL CAMINO
Motel
RODEO
 
CAMDEN
 
PECK
 
BEDFORD
 
ROXBURY
 
McCarty
PerPetual SavinGs
LINDEN
 
SPALDING
CAA
SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
 
CARMELLITA
 
TRENTON
 
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