Curating the City: Wilshire Blvd. | Los Angeles Conservancy
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Spanning sixteen miles and three cities from downtown L.A. to the ocean, Wilshire Boulevard played a key role in the history and development of Los Angeles.

It represents virtually every major architectural style of the twentieth century, encompasses the most dense and ethnically diverse neighborhoods of Los Angeles, and embodies changing visions of urban life.

Use these pages to explore historic places on Wilshire, learn more about the boulevard's rich history, and download free teaching and reading materials for kids.

Countless Angelenos have some sort of connection with Wilshire Boulevard. What's yours? Share your stories of favorite places on Wilshire, and we'll add them to the site.

Explore nearly 150 historic places from downtown to the ocean.

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Trace the rich history of this legendary thoroughfare.

Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A.Conservancy

Lessons plans and kids' guides for Wilshire Boulevard.

Photo by Larry Underhill

Background on the overall project and website.