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Businesses, Santa Monica
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Laskey, Anne
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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This collection is comprised of approximately 1,000 slides capturing buildings along Wilshire Boulevard. The slides were taken during Tuesday afternoon walks in 1978-1979 by Marlene Laskey and her 15-year-old daughter, Annie, who was the primary photographer. Marlene (1933-1989) was a Michigan native who moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and became a Los Angeles historian and architecture enthusiast. At the time of her death from cancer, Marlene was working on a Master of Urban Planning degree at UCLA, and was an interviewer for UCLA's Oral History program.; Title supplied by cataloger; The highest resolution available for this image is 300 dpi.
Looking across the street towards a small Spanish style building containing three storefronts in the 120 block of Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. The two identifiable businesses are: Marie Wylan at 120 1/2 and Mirimar U Drive at 120. This building was later demolished and replaced with another commercial building. To the right are Lawrence Welk Plaza, later 100 Wilshire, and the Champagne Towers (center background), built by Lawrence Welk and principally designed by Cesar Pelli for the firm Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall in 1969. 100 Wilshire is the tallest building in the city, and, at this time, was the headquarters for General Telephone.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
100 Wilshire (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Champagne Towers (Santa Monica, Calif.)
General Telephone Corporation
Commercial buildings--California--Santa Monica
Storefronts--California--Santa Monica
Stores & shops--California--Santa Monica
Office buildings--California--Santa Monica
Dwellings--California--Santa Monica
Apartments--California--Santa Monica
Lost architecture--California--Santa Monica
Architecture--California--Santa Monica--Spanish influences
Streets--California--Santa Monica
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs
Welk, Lawrence,1903-1992
Pelli, Cesar
Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall
Time Period

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