301-309 Wilshire Blvd. | Los Angeles Conservancy
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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.
Courtesy of The City Project

Bruin Theatre

Designed by S. Charles Lee, this theatre originally had glow-in-the-dark stencil designs.
The Black Cat, 2013. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

The Black Cat

The site of a 1966 police raid, The Black Cat represents the early evolution of the LGBTQ civil rights movement.