May Company Wilshire | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Hunter Kerhart

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.

For information about events and exhibits in the former May Company building, contact Los Angeles County Museum of Art at (323) 857-6000.

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Photo by Tom Davies

Robinson’s/Target

Designed for the affluent postwar Pasadena shopper, this former Robinson's was planned and sited to include prime viewing spots for the Rose Parade.
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Castera-Ward Residence

A rare and remarkably intact example of the residential work of Paul Rever Williams, as well as an important local example of French Provincial architecture.