Miracle Mile Historical Photo Collection

Wilshire Boulevard at La Brea Avenue, 1928

Intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, 1928. Looking east along Wilshire. Note the Gilmore gas station on the northeast corner of Wilshire and La Brea; the following year it would be demolished to make way for the E. Clem Wilson Building. The white building at upper left is the Dyas-Carleton Cafe, built in 1925. The Bank of Italy (sign upper right corner) would become the Bank of America. (Los Angele Public Library)

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1 Response to Wilshire Boulevard at La Brea Avenue, 1928

  1. Lee says:

    Note, the Bank of Italy on the corner, which if looking east, means that Bank of America N.A. is situated there today. The Bank of Italy merged with the smaller Bank of America, Los Angeles (BoA L.A), predecessor of Bank of America N.A. in the 1928. In 1930, Amadeo Giannini, the founder of the Bank of Italy, changed the name “Bank of Italy” to “Bank of America.” Bank of America operates under the original charter for the Bank of Italy.

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