3780 Wilshire Blvd., Wilshire Center
The Wiltern Theatre and the office tower above it, the Pellissier Building, form an impressive green terra cotta structure proudly demonstrating the beauty and opulence of the Art Deco style. Designed by the renowned firm of Morgan, Walls, and Clements and completed in 1931, the building was threatened with demolition in the late 1970s. It was saved through community organizing by the Conservancy and a last-ditch rescue and renovation by developer Wayne Ratkovich. Today, the Wiltern Theatre thrives with popular live entertainment.
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #118, Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Photo courtesy of Terry Helgesen