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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.

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FalabrinoWilshire Square Two
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KENMORE
ChaPman MarketGaYlord
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Perino's Restaurant
Los Altos
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Tidewater
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WINDSOR
Park Mile
Bank
PLYMOUTH
Scottish Rite TemPle
LUCERNE
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Modern Architecture and Historic Buildings

 
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Bullock's  •  Church
WESTMORELAND
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SHATTO               Church
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Pacific IndemnitYSouth Tower
MaGnin & Co. Store
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One Park Plaza
TalmadGe
BERENDO
ChurchHotel Chancellor
GaraGeThe Prince
CATALINA
Texaco BuildinGK-5 School
 
 
Cocoanut GroveAmbassador Hotel
 
 
IBM
 
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Tishman Plaza
NORMANDIE   PiccadillY   IROLO
MetroPlex
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KINGSLEY
Travelers Insurance
HARVARD
Hobart Office BuildinG
HOBART
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Beneficial PlazaLovettaVal d Amour
OXFORD
Pellissier
WESTERN
GettY OilArwYn Manor
 
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686 APartments
 
 
GRAMERCY
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WILTON
 
Office BuildinG
 
 
 
 
 
 
CRENSHAW
 
 
 
Dunes Inn
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United Methodist Church
 
Ebell ClubWindsorSquare PlaYhouse

FREEMONT PLACE
 
FREEMONT
 
MUIRFIELD
Farmer's Insurance
MULLEN
 
RIMPAU
 
HUDSON
 
KENISTON
 
TREMAINE
 
LONGWOOD
 
HIGHLAND
 
CITRUS
 
MANSFIELD
Oasis Theatre







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