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

He subdivided the original tract, between
Lafayette and Mac Arthur Park in 1895.
Around the turn of the century prominent
citizens began to built their residences
here. In the 1920' multi-story apartment
hotels and posh nightclubs and restaurants
dominated the area.

In the 1930's the Boulevard became the
prototype of a linear city. Department stores
relocated here from Downtown, churches
were built and neon signs became popular.
During the 1960's many companies moved
their headquarters from the declining down-
town area here into modern skyscrapers.

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

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

 
Sanwa Tower
915 Wilshire
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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
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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
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Town House

Modern Architecture and Historic Buildings

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
 
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