Miracle Mile: Then & Now Photographs

Desmond’s Building 1936 & 2013

Desmond’s Building 1936 & 2013. Top photo: A view of Silverwood’s in the Wilshire Tower (better known as the Desmond’s building). A large sign on top of the store displays “Silverwoods, Hart Schaffner & Marx, clothes”. The corner of the building is curved and has a large expanse of glass that covers two stories. A 20 mph speed limit sign is posted on a street light. Photo dated: Jun. 24, 1936. (Top: Los Angeles Public Library – Bottom: Justin Fields)

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