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The former Clock Market is a rare example of the drive-in markets on Wilshire in the 1920s
Now the Beverly Hills Porsche-Audi dealership, the former Clock Market is a rare example of the drive-up businesses that sprouted along Wilshire Boulevard in the 1920s.
By making shopping in your own neighborhood more convenient than taking the streetcar downtown, drive-in markets played a crucial role in Los Angeles' evolution as a city of the automobile age.
The Clock Market's layout was typical of these stores, with covered grocer stalls arrayed around a parking lot. Yet it did have an unusual feature: a tower with one residential apartment.