Picture of the Day: Wilshire Boulevard


Los Angeles from the Air Then and Now



Los Angeles from the Air Then and Now
The Brown Derby restaurant is a memory, but the Wilshire Christian Church still presides over the scene, dwarfed by condos and office towers. The church’s congregation merged with two others in 1940 and dropped the “Boulevard” from its name. Today the church thrives with a robust slate of activities. The Wilshire Christian Church sits at eh corner of South Normandie Avenue, just across the street form the former site of the Ambassador Hotel. The center has a diverse residential population of about 130,000 and there is a large concentration of Korean-owned businesses in the area.

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