This building was originally built in 1962 for the U.S. branch of Japanese department chain store, Seibu (pictured). From 1964-1986, it operated as Ohrbach's department store. Many years later, Robert E. Petersen, founder of Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines purchased the building, and along with his wife, Margie, founded the $40 million dollar Petersen Automotive Museum on June 11, 1994. The historic building, designed by Welton Becket and Associates, is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard. Presenting a different array of countless items, the $6 million Seibu of Los Angeles, Japanese department store, opened its doors on March 14, 1962, to Southland shoppers. Pacific wares are featured, including Japanese, Hong Kong, Philippines, along with standard American products.