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Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles (SIGNED)

Roderick, Kevin; J. Eric Lynxwiler

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ISBN 10: 1883318556 / ISBN 13: 9781883318550
Published by Angel City Press, Santa Monica, CA, 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED on title page by both authors, Kevin Roderick and J. Eric Lynxwiler. Tight, clean and crisp. No inscriptions. An excellent copy protected in a new Mylar cover. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. ; 1 x 9.1 x 9.1 Inches; 208 pages; Signed by All Authors. Bookseller Inventory # 15537

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Title: Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los ...

Publisher: Angel City Press, Santa Monica, CA

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing.

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"Wilshire Boulevard is the unofficial Main Street of dreams flowing through Los Angeles history. Like Los Angeles itself, Wilshire is an accidental phenomenon created out of civic pride and the yearning of the masses to drive. Its 15-mile route to the sea has been called the Fifth Avenue of the West and the Champs Elysees of the Pacific"--Provided by publisher.

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Wilshire Boulevard is the unofficial Main Street of dreams flowing through Los Angeles history. Like Los Angeles itself, Wilshire is an accidental phenomenon created out of civic pride and the yearning of the masses to drive. Given such illustrious nicknames as the Fifth Avenue of the West and the Champs Elysees of the Pacific, it’s no wonder that over the years Wilshire has become one of the world’s most renowned thoroughfares. In the pages of Wilshire Boulevard, celebrated author Kevin Roderick tells the remarkable story of the boulevard’s development from a dirt road through a barley field in 1895 to the bustling fifteen-mile central concourse of the City of Angels. Roderick and urban anthropologist J. Eric Lynxwiler illustrate Wilshire’s style, architecture and historic prominence with 150 vintage images culled from private collections and the state’s most important archives. The meticulously researched story and glorious visuals allow readers to understand Wilshire Boulevard’s impact on the world’s first auto-dependent metropolis. Wilshire Boulevard details the thoroughfare's crucial part in the emergence of Los Angeles as a world-class city and relates the fascinating story of Gaylord Wilshire, the turn-of-the-century social gadfly who would have relished his eponymous avenue’s enduring fame. For anyone who has lived the life that is Los Angeles, Wilshire Boulevard recounts an important past.

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