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Wilshire: Boulevard of Sanctuaries


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community/article/wilshire_boulevard_of_sanctuaries_20041112

The boulevard in the 1920s was the natural place for the institutions and their members to relocate. They saw that, in the future, downtown's narrow, congested streets would no longer be the center of the community. Los Angeles was turning into a driving city, and Wilshire became the nation's first Automobile Age thoroughfare. Religious establishments that wished to be part of the exciting future moved to Wilshire Boulevard.

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