The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures / May Company Wilshire
When it opened, the gleaming May Company building was instantly heralded as the western gateway to the Miracle Mile, beckoning to motorists with an enormous gold-tiled cylinder at the corner of Fairfax Avenue. What was once the finest department store on the Miracle Mile is also the city's grandest remaining example of Streamline Moderne.
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is adapting the former May Company Building for its new facility, including removing a later addition from 1946. The museum is slated to open in 2019.