Downtown: Miracle Mile
Wilshire is home to some of the city's best department and specialty stores and handsome older buildings,
slick glass highrises, lofty palm trees and lively pedestrian traffic.
Stores include Neiman-Marcus, Jaeger, Saks Fifth Avenue and Buccellati.
Miracle Mile, that's between La Brea and Fairfax Avenue on Wilshire Boulevard.
This was named the 'Miracle Mile" because A.W. Ross turned 18 acres of empty land
along Wilshire Boulevard into a prestigious business and shopping district. Mr Ross
actually supervised the designs of the buildings along the street.
Some of the buildings to look for are:
The Security Pacific Bank Building
, (1929), 5209 Wilshire Boulevard,a black and gold miniature of the Richfield Tower
das Meyer & Holter Commercial Building
, (1930), 5217-5231 Wilshire Boulevard, has an imposing set-back tower.
The Dark Room
, (1927), 5370 Wilshire Boulevard, is a period camera in black vitrolite
das Frank M. Tyler's Commercial Building
, 5464 Wilshire Boulevard, has twin turrets that look like towering Japanese origami
das Dominguez-Wilshire Building
, (1930), 5410 Wilshire Boulevard, includes a finely detailed tower which rises above a two-story base
Wilshire Boulevard - Miracle Mile is located between Roxbury und Crescent Drives