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The Wiltern Center

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Identification

The Wiltern Center
Pellissier Building, Franklin Life Building
116487

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
terra-cotta
applied masonry
green
art deco

Usages

commercial office cinema
parking

Facts

  • The tower and theater are collectively known as The Wiltern Center.
  • Situated at the southeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue, hence the name Wiltern. The tower is rooted at a 45-degree angle to the corner.
  • Once the site of Germain Pellissier's sheep farm.
  • Sheathed in glazed turquoise terra cotta in the French Zig-Zag Moderne styling with detailed metal panels.
  • The City of Los Angeles declared the building a Historic-Cultural Monument in 1973.
  • Threatened with the wrecking ball in the late 1970s, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and restored to its original beauty in 1983.
  • Recipient of the City of Los Angeles Historic Preservation Award of Excellence in 1994.
  • After an extensive facelift, the Wiltern Theater's grand re-opening was on October 15, 2002.

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Location

3750-3790 Wilshire Boulevard
650-664 South Western Avenue, 651-661 South Oxford Avenue
3780 Wilshire Boulevard
90010
Wilshire
Los Angeles
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

188.11 ft
155.00 ft
12
1930
1931
1983
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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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