Miracle Mile Historical Photo Collection

Wilshire Tower decorated for Christmas, circa 1937

Wilshire Tower (aka Desmond’ Building) decorated for Christmas, circa 1937. Designed by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood and built in 1929, the Zig- Zag Moderne style Desmond’s/Wilshire Tower, which spans the addresses on Wilshire Boulevard from 5500-5522, and was declared City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #332 in 1987. (Herman J. Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Public Library)

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