Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles


Kevin Roderick


Wilshire Boulevard is the unofficial Main Street of dreams that flows through Los Angeles history. Like Los Angeles itself, Wilshire is an accidental phenomenon created out of civic pride and the yearning of the masses to drive. Its fifteen-mile route to the sea has been called the Fifth Avenue of the West and the Champs Elysees of the Pacific. Wilshire’s style, architecture and historic prominence are recorded in 175 photographs, so readers understand the fascinating cultural geography of the first auto-dependent metropolis.