Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Art Deco Miracle Mile Walking Tour

A couple of weeks ago a friend invited me to a walking tour presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles. The subject of the tour was the Miracle Mile, a section of Wilshire Blvd. that in it's day was the destination shopping, business, and residential mecca.

 Our guide, Eric Lynxwiler, held up before images of many of the areas on the mile.
He also wrote a book on it.

With this apartment complex, it was designed to mirror
that facade, the last piece of the original building that is over
the Robeks store.

This camera facade is historically protected, though the inside is now a Mexican restaurant.

That older man, Ruben Porado, on the left is one of the only elevator operators left in Los Angeles. 
He's been operating  that elevator for 30+ years.

The tour was so much fun, and seeing as how I lived around this area for a while, it was interesting to see what was still there and what had been demolished and what was preserved.

It makes me want to say to all those interested in their towns, see if there is a tour. I'm sure you will be surprised to know the history of your city, no matter it's size.

1 comment:

MistressCatgirl said...

It's pretty awesome when you actually see what's around you. I miss LA.

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