301-309 Wilshire Blvd. | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Tom Davies

301-309 Wilshire Blvd.

The storefronts on the north side of Wilshire across from Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade are a resilient holdout from an earlier era of one-story commercial developments of the 1920s and early 1930s.

Now the site of upscale boutiques, the restored Art Deco facades at 301 and 309 Wilshire are quite ornate, containing a series of narrow panels separated by mullions and each containing a relief of zigzags and stylized plant forms.

2218 E. First St., formerly home to Redz. Photo by Manuel Huerta/L.A. Conservancy

Redz (Former)

One of the few lesbian bars to cater to Latinas opened in Boyle Heights in the 1950s.