Miracle Mile Historical Photo Collection

McDonnell’s Wilshire Cafe, circa 1938

Exterior view of McDonnell’s Wilshire Cafe on the northwest corner of Wilshire and La Brea. The E. Clem Wilson Building is present in the background. McDonnell’s, a local chain of popular drive-ins and restaurants, took possession of the former Dyas-Carleton Cafe around 1931 and opened “McDonnell’s Wilshire Café”. It appears that the restaurant ceased operation at this location sometime after World War II.(Security Pacific National Bank Collection; Los Angeles Public Library)

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