WILSHIRE BOULEVARD .LOS ANGELES

  WESTLAKE




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Modern Architecture and Historic Buildings

 
 
Standard Federal S+L
Parking
 
AON Center
 
 
811 Wilshire
Kinko's
FedEx

 
Sanwa Tower
915 Wilshire
1000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
ST PAUL
Teachers Assc1055 Wilshire
BIXEL
Physician's BuildingMedical
ALCOA
LUCAS
Good Sam
St. RegisHospital
WITMER
LAPDPacific Dining Car
VALENCIA
Architects Office
OsirisAdams Plaza
UNION
SupermarketHousing
BEACON
 
BURLINGTON
 
BONNIE BRAE
BarbizonChurchMedical
WESTLAKE
TheatreProfessional
2000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
MAC • • • •
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Ansonia     ARTHUR  
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PARK • • •
 
 
D&BPlazaArt Institute
Mural
 
AsburyGarageLa Fonda
Theatre
 
Remington Rand
Royale Wilshire
 
Rampart ArmsBryson
LAFAYETTE
PARK • • • • •
ChurchLibrary
ChurchSuperior Court
3000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Town House

One Wilshire
GRAND
Wilshire + Grand
State Mutual
HOPE
Honeywell
Wells & Fargo
FLOWER
800 Wilshire
Metropolitan
Western FederalFire Station
FIGUEROA
Grand Hotel
1000 Wilshire
HARBOR FREEWAY
BEAUDRY
Signal Oil + Gas
Glo
 
1100 Wilshire
 
 
Nettleship InsuranceCommodore
 
 
                Mayfair
 
 
 
 
PresidentYoung's MarketPennzoil
Studio
LITLLE STREET Beaux Arts
 
Camino NuevoSchool
 
Medical
 
MedicalLanger's
ALVARADO
Fountain           Penn Hotel     Glen-Donald
LAKE STREET
Tamales                               Residence
Commercial Building
GRAND VIEW
Otis Memorial
PARK VIEW
American Cement
Park WilshirePaulais
CARONDELET
Office BuildingGoodwin
 
CORONADO
Cincinnati LifeApartments
 
RAMPART
Granada Shoppes
LAFAYETTE PLACE
Sculpture
HOOVER
 
COMMONWEALTH








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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 the 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 would recommend
the book Wilshire Boulevard - Grand Concourse of Los Angeles by Kevin Roderick.