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Sterling Plaza

The Parkinsons' wedding-cake design for California Bank introduced some Art Deco playfulness to the then-sedate stretch of Wilshire through Beverly Hills.

The building opened the same year as the Parkinsons' Art Deco masterpiece, Bullock's Wilshire, to the east in Wilshire Center.

Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Pantages Theatre

The 1930 Pantages Theatre can hold claim to two “lasts”: the last movie palace to be built in Hollywood and the last venue erected by vaudeville circuit owner, Alexander Pantages. Designed by B. Marcus Priteca at the epitome of the Art Deco era, from sidewalk to stage, the Pantages dazzles theater-goers with chevrons, zigzags, starbrusts, and exotic figures.