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Title
Wilshire Boulevard
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
The text included with the collage reads, "Wilshire Boulevard is the Fifth Avenue of the Pacific Coast. It is the main axis of the Los Angeles market, reaching from the heart of the downtown business district to the beach at Santa Monica. On it are located a number of the prinicipal hotels, the most exclusive apartment buildings, the finest stores, specialty shops, theatres, restaurants, and churches. The arterial carries the great bulk of the traffic from Los Angeles to Hollywood and out to the beaches, golf courses, and other recreation and resort centers. The heavisest night circulation in the City of Los Angeles is found on this boulevard near the axis of the main cross arterials into Hollywood. It is the boulevard along which every tourist to Southern California travels regardless of the length of his visit. For years Wilshire Boulevard has been considered by many to be the finest outdoor advertising exhibit in America. The Foster and Kleiser Company handsome painted bulletin structures, surrounded by beautiful landscaping and embellished with many interesting third dimensional and animated effects have become renowned."; A collage of prominent buildings located on Wilshire Boulevard. Clockwise from the top, we see the Immanauel Presbyterian Church, The Ambassador Hotel, The Wiltern, Wilshire Professional Building with St. James Episcopal Church, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Bullock's Wilshire and the Brown Derby.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00074302
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Streets-Wilshire
CARL0000078079
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/115443
Subject
Brown Derby Restaurant (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bullock's Wilshire (Department store)
Ambassador Hotel
Immanuel Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Wilshire Boulevard Temple (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Wiltern (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Wilshire Professional Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
St. James Episcopal Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Restaurants--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Presbyterian church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Department stores--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Anglican church buildings--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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