Miracle Mile Historical Photo Collection

Tilford’s Restaurant, circa 1960s

Tilford’s restaurant and cocktail lounge, located at the northwest corner of La Brea Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, was designed by Los Angeles architect Welton Becket and opened in 1949. Welton Becket is best known for designing the LAX Theme Restaurant, the Capitol Records Building, Parker Center and other notable Los Angeles landmarks. The property was acquired by Metro in 1984 and will be the location of the La Brea/Wilshire portal of the Purple Line subway extension.

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