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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 down Wilshire Boulevard (right) from across 17th Street towards a Mercedes Benz dealership, located at 1626 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. Designed by Edward J. Baume and opened in 1928, this Spanish Colonial revival building was originally occupied by the Santa Monica Packard Dealership. After this structure was destroyed by fire in 1986, an exact replica was constructed in its place.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm. Photographic color slides
00090817 Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection GPC_b16_f5_i77 CARL0005002220 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/121771
Automobile dealers--California--Santa Monica Mercedes automobile Architecture--California--Santa Monica--Spanish influences Lost architecture--California--Santa Monica Streets--California--Santa Monica Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Santa Monica (Calif.) Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs Slides Baume, Edward J