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"La Boca del Conga Room", Miracle Mile
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Photo Collection;
Pacheco, Robert
Part of the Los Angeles Neighborhoods Project. Made accessible through a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 200-
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Title supplied by cataloger.
This 1937 Art Deco building, located at 5370 Wilshire Boulevard, was designed by Marcus P. Miller, and has been occupied by several businesses and restaurants, including a camera shop which closed in the early 1980s.
Photographer's caption reads, "Arm in arm, on a winter morning, a couple stroll by the black vitrolite 35mm Argus camera facade of La Boca Restaurant. The full name is La Boca del Conga Room, Spanish translation: "The Mouth of the Conga Room." People go to La Boca for traditional food, with a "nuevo latino" touch, of South America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean and then walk next door to The Conga Room for Latin music, dance, and drink. The La Boca/Conga Room structure was built in 1926 and, until the early 90's, was The Darkroom (1938) camera store."
1 photographic print :b&w ;32 x 22 cm. on sheet 36 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Storefronts--California--Los Angeles
Dance halls--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Miracle Mile (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection photographs
Miller, Marcus P

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