Miracle Mile Historical Photo Collection

Desmond’s (Wilshire Tower) entrance, 1978

Entrance of the Wilshire Tower, the first Art Deco landmark tower built on Wilshire Boulevard. Over the years stores such as Desmond’s and Silverwoods have occupied the ground floor while professionals have leased offices in the eight-story tower. Located at 5514 Wilshire Boulevard, the Zig-Zag Moderne building was designed by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood and built in 1928. Photograph dated 1978. (Marlene Laskey Collection; Los Angeles Public Library)

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