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Wilshire Tower
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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 southeast down Wilshire Boulevard from just west of S. Burnside Avenue. The Wilshire Tower, the first Art Deco landmark tower built on the street, is seen prominently in the background. Over the years stores such as Desmond's and Silverwoods have occupied Wilshire Tower's ground floor while professionals have leased offices in the eight-story tower. Located at 5514 Wilshire Boulevard, the Zig-Zag Moderne building was designed by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood and built in 1928. The brick building on the right is no longer standing.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
Wilshire Tower (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Storefronts--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs
Underwood, Gilbert Stanley
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