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Photo by Larry Underhill

Beverly Hills Porsche

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.

Photo by Richard Langendorf

Rosslyn Hotel

The Rosslyn Hotel (1914) and its annex (1923) across the street were designed by John Parkinson in the popular Beaux Arts style. At one time it was the largest hotel on the Pacific Coast, with 1,100 rooms and 800 baths between the two structures.
Photo courtesy KFA Architecture and Jim Simmons Photography

Hollenbeck Terrace

A former hospital, neglected and underused for many years, reclaimed its role as a community resource through adaptive reuse as affordable housing for seniors.