Skip to main content

Image / Coulter's Department Store

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Coulter's Department Store
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1939
Publication Information
Federal Writers' Project
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
Photograph included in the Exhibit: L.A. Landmarks - Lost and Almost Lost.
Designed by Stiles O. Clements, this classic Streamline Moderne building was first occupied in 1938 by Coulter's Dry Goods. In the 1970s, the store changed hands and became a Broadway. After the building was demolished in 1980, the site remained vacant until the late-2000s, when a 5-story mixed-use structure was built.
Coulter's Department Store at 5600 Wilshire Boulevard in the "Miracle Mile."
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA B-2215
Coulter's (Department store)
Department stores--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles)--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Miracle Mile (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Clements, Stiles Oliver,1883-1966

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: