Wilshire Professional Building | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Wilshire Professional Building

The thirteen-story Wilshire Professional Building at the corner of Wilshire and St. Andrews is a good example of 1920s Art Deco architecture that brought attention to the boulevard.

Its Zigzag Moderne tower steps back, affording good views and ensuring that even if another tall building was built next door, sunlight, breezes, and views would not be too hindered.

While the building was intended mainly for doctors and dentists, it also housed the office of its architect, Arthur E. Harvey.

Even the sidewalk received special attention. The Portland Cement Company poured a custom terrazzo pattern in front of the entrance, which still exists.

Photo by Flora Chou/L.A. Conservancy

National Bank of Whittier Building

Clad in glazed terra cotta with classically inspired detailing and leaded-glass transoms, this six-story building by father-and-son architects John and Donald B. Parkinson exemplifies the Beaux Arts style.
Exterior of The Trust Building. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

The Trust Building

When the Title Insurance and Trust Building opened it was called the “Queen of Spring Street” due to its great size. In 2020 it reopens as The Trust Building following a full rehabilitation.