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West Los Angeles and Beach Cities Real Estate Beginnings

Residential and commercial real estate development did not begin in West L.A or its’ beach cities. It began in downtown Los Angeles. West Los Angeles and Beach Cities Real Estate Beginnings.

West Los Angeles and Beach Cities Real Estate Beginnings

West L.A. and Beach Cities Real Estate Beginning

West Los Angeles and Beach Cites was just farmland, rural land, basins, and estuaries. Within the last 100 years, the “City of Angels” has expanded from downtown Los Angeles to West Adams, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park. From Hancock Park to West Los Angeles and Beach Cities. Beach Cities include Marina Del Rey, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and Playa Del Rey.  Real estate expansion reflected industry and institutions settling in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a global city. As a melting pot, people have flocked to Los Angeles, CA. 20th-century people came nationally and internationally to Los Angeles.

West L.A. and Beach Cities Real Estate Beginning.  West Los Angeles and Beach Cities Real Estate Beginnings. In 1781 Los Angeles was founded by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. The city was named, “the Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula.” It became part of Mexico in 1821 following Mexico’s independence from Spain. With the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, Los Angeles became part of the United States. California received statehood in 1850. Residence of Los Angeles are known as, Angelenos.

West Los Angeles and Beach Cities Real Estate Beginnings

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History Miracle Mile Real Estate

History Miracle Mile Real Estate

History Miracle Mile real estate was founded and developed by, A.W. Ross in the 1920′s. A bust of Ross is at 5700 Wilshire Blvd. The stretch of Wilshire near the La Brea Tar Pits was applauded as, “America Champs Elysees” received the name “Miracle Mile”. Ross felt that residence of Beverly Hills. Hancock Park and surrounding areas would find it more convenient to shop in the Wilshire Area as versus to driving to downtown Los Angeles. Ross’s insight required that all building facades be positioned towards the boulevard. There were wider streets, longer buildings, parking behind retail stores and bolder signage. Ross required that all buildings along Wilshire be seen through a windshield. These architectural forms contributed to Art Deco and Streamline Moderne.

Henry Hancock owned the Rancho La Brea area which was farmland at the turn of the 20th century. Oil was discovered by, Edward Doheny. This lead to the discovery of the La Brea Tar Pits. In the 1920s Los Angeles experienced population growth. Because of A.W. Ross development of Wilshire Boulevard there was high demand for commercial space and residences flossed to Miracle Mile. In the 1990s Miracle Mile experienced a revitalization. Historical neon signs and new landscaping lined the boulevards. New condominiums, lofts, apartment buildings and mixed used building projects have appeared. Older residential and commercial properties are well kept with tends of renovation. Small bistros,antique shop, vintage shops, retail shops, galleries and restaurants have sprouted up along Wilshire Boulevard. and La Brea Avenue. Miracle Mile is a part of Greater Los Angeles with advertising agencies, law firms, business and entertainment corporations. The environment is community friendly with residential property surrounding Wilshire Blvd. Centrally located close to Hancock Park, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Century City. Near Santa Monica Freeway, public transportation and about 25 minutes for downtown Los Angeles. Jewel established community catering to traditional or chic lifestyle.

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Petersen Automotive Museum Redesign

 

Petersen Automotive Museum Redesign

Petersen Automotive Museum Redesign

Miracle Mile Activities (Museum Row)

Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd.

L.A., CA  90036

323-930-2277

Petersen Automotive Museum has planned a complete redesign. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates are designers of the new look.  Additionally, adding 15,000 square feet of galleries. 21st century design featuring: state-art-lighting, learning stations, and digital displays. Stations and galleries highlighting people and machines that technology changed the world.  Museum will include historically classical American and European classical, hotrods, racing cars and alternative fuel technology cars. Included in redesign will be a restaurant and patio area.

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