Sterling Plaza | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Hunter Kerhart

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.

Tiki-Ti in 2017. Photo by M. Rosalind Sagara/L.A. Conservancy.

Tiki-Ti

Filipino immigrant Ray Buhen opened this iconic tiki bar on Sunset Boulevard in 1961; the Buhen family continues to operate the bar today.
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.