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Wilshire Boulevard at Virgil Avenue
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Foster and Kleiser Company
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Town House, also known as Sheraton Town House and Sheraton West, was designed by Norman P. Alpaugh and built in 1928. It consists of 13 floors, and boasts of having a mini-balcony on every floor and in each room. The structure is a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1997, Building #96000821. Two separate addresses are listed for this property: 2959-2973 Wilshire Boulevard and 607-643 S. Commonwealth Avenue.
Looking northeast across Wilshire Boulevard, just west of where it meets S. Virgil Avenue (left). To the left of the Foster and Kleiser TWA billboard is a sign for a Union 76 service station (not visible) and to the right of the billboard is the Sheraton Town House Hotel and Lafayette Park; the Bryson is in the upper right. Photograph dated January 12, 1950.
1 negative :safety ;13 x 18 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Blackstock Negative Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Sheraton Town House (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bryson (Apartment house : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Trans World Airlines
Union 76 (Firm)
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Billboards--California--Los Angeles
Advertising--Airlines--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
Apartment houses--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Lampposts--California--Los Angeles
Palms--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Wilshire Lanterns
Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Lafayette Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Virgil Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Blackstock Collection photographs
Alpaugh, Norman P

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