Sterling Plaza

This "wedding-cake" design enlivened a then-quiet stretch of Wilshire.

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9429 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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The Parkinsons' wedding-cake design for California Bank introduced some Art Deco playfulness to the then-sedate stretch of Wilshire through Beverly Hills.

The building opened the same year as the Parkinsons' Art Deco masterpiece, Bullock's Wilshire, to the east in Wilshire Center.

Tom Zimmerman Collection | Aerial showing California Bank Tower next to the Beverly Theatre
Larry Underhill
Larry Underhill | 2005.