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Northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Shatto Place, 1928-2014

1928-2014 During the first two decades of the 20th century, the Vermont Avenue vicinity of Wilshire Boulevard saw the construction of some of the Wilshire District’s most elaborate homes. The top photograph is centered on 3143 Wilshire Boulevard, a Tudor Revival … Continue reading

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The Hancock House, northeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, 1931-2013

1931-2013 If it were it still standing today, this month would mark the centennial anniversary of Wilshire Boulevard’s Hancock mansion, completed in March, 1913. Designed by John C. Austin for Ida Hancock, the property stood at one of the most … Continue reading

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The Cummings Block, northwest corner of Boyle Avenue and First Street, 1976-2012

1976-2012 Built in 1889, the Cummings Block is a rare surviving example of Victorian commercial architecture in Los Angeles, and one of the city’s most recent preservation victories. Developed as a hotel by George Cummings, one of Boyle Heights’ earliest … Continue reading

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MacArthur Park TOD update

Scaffolding is starting to come down on the first phase of the MacArthur Park Metro Apartments, which will soon bring 90 new apartments and 15,000 square feet of retail space to central Westlake. The project appears to be on track … Continue reading

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A TOD grows in Westlake

It’s been a little over ten months since the groundbreaking ceremony on the first phase of the MacArthur Park Metro Apartments, a transit-oriented development project led by Metro. The current phase occupies an L-shaped site on the block bounded by … Continue reading

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Wilshire/Western Metro station plaza, 1996-2010

1996-2010 When Metro inaugurated Los Angeles’ first heavy rail subway in the late 1990s, most of its stations west of downtown opened with spacious above-ground plazas that were for the most part, incredibly dull spaces. The Wilshire/Western station plaza once … Continue reading

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