Curating The City: Wilshire Blvd.  

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Curating the City
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Spanning 16 miles and three cities from downtown L.A. to the ocean, Wilshire played a key role in the history and development of Los Angeles, 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.

Curating the City: Wilshire Blvd. kicked off on October 2, 2005 with an architectural tour of six historic sites on the boulevard and continued through November 2005 with a range of related events presented in conjunction with partnering organizations along Wilshire. The program also produced permanent resources such as a Kids' Guide to Wilshire, a trilingual booklet, teaching materials, and this website. We hope you'll take advantage of all that Curating the City has to offer, and use the interactive Memory Book on this site to share your own stories and snapshots of Wilshire Boulevard. Look closer, and you'll discover layers of history, links to the past, and a new way to see the city at large. The buildings on the boulevard tell it all.