Wilshire Blvd.


Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west streets in Los Angles. It was named for Henry Gaylord Wilshire(1861–1927), an Ohio native who made and lost fortunes in real estate, farming, and gold mining. Henry Wilshire initiated what was to become Wilshire Boulevard in the 1890s by clearing out a path in his barley field. An historic apartment building, the Gaylord, across from the site of the Ambassador Hotel carries his middle name. Running 16 miles from Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles to Ocean Avenue in the City of Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard is densely developed throughout most of its span, connecting five of Los Angeles's major business districts to each other, as well as Beverly Hills and Santa Monica downtown. Many of the post-1956 skyscrapers in Los Angeles are located along Wilshire; indeed, one of the oldest and tallest is known simply as "One Wilshire." One particularly famous stretch of the boulevard between Fairfax and La Brea Avenues is known as the Miracle Mile. Other similar subjects and photos are Sunset Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd.

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Dedication premiere of the Wiltern Theater on Wilshire Blvd. at Western Ave.
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KFAC Radio Station on Wilshire Blvd. & Mariposa Ave.
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Wiltern Theater on Wilshire Blvd. at Western Ave.
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Aerial photo of Wilshire Blvd. & Fairfax Ave.
Wilshire Blvd.Dedication premiere of the Wiltern Theater on Wilshire Blvd. at Western Ave.
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1930
Wilshire Blvd.KFAC Radio Station on Wilshire Blvd. & Mariposa Ave.
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1938
Wilshire Blvd.Wiltern Theater on Wilshire Blvd. at Western Ave.
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1956
Wilshire Blvd.Aerial photo of Wilshire Blvd. & Fairfax Ave.
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1922
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Wilshire Blvd., Looking east towards Fairfax Ave.
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Looking west on Wilshire Blvd at Alexandria St.
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Looking on Wilshire Blvd. towards Fairfax
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Looking east on Wilshire Blvd. towards Fairfax Ave.
Wilshire Blvd.Wilshire Blvd., Looking east towards Fairfax Ave.
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1923
Wilshire Blvd.Looking west on Wilshire Blvd at Alexandria St.
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1928
Wilshire Blvd.Looking on Wilshire Blvd. towards Fairfax
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1930
Wilshire Blvd.Looking east on Wilshire Blvd. towards Fairfax Ave.
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1930
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Aerial photo of Wilshire Blvd. & La Brea Ave.
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Aerial of Wilshire Blvd. west of La Brea
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Wilshire Blvd. west of Western Ave.
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Looking east at Wilshire Blvd. and Western Ave.
Wilshire Blvd.Aerial photo of Wilshire Blvd. & La Brea Ave.
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1930
Wilshire Blvd.Aerial of Wilshire Blvd. west of La Brea
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1930
Wilshire Blvd.Wilshire Blvd. west of Western Ave.
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1936
Wilshire Blvd.Looking east at Wilshire Blvd. and Western Ave.
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1938