Beverly Hills Porsche | Los Angeles Conservancy
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 Adriene Biondo

Driftwood Dairy

A very rare example of an intact drive-thru dairy, the Driftwood Dairy recently survived a demolition threat and stands as a truly spectacular example of Googie design.
Garfield Building
Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Garfield Building

This twelve-story structure gracefully combines Art Deco geometry and the floral swirl of the Art Nouveau style.