L.A.’s Miracle Mile, looking east from Wilshire and Fairfax circa 1929.
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

L.A.’s Miracle Mile, looking east from Wilshire and Fairfax circa 1929.

Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1920 aerial view, looking north, of the intersection of Wilshire Blvd (running left-right) and Fairfax Blvd (top-bottom) during an aviation fair. The area in the top-right of the photograph, near the cluster of oil wells, is today home to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the adjacent La Brea Tar Pits.

1920 aerial view, looking north, of the intersection of Wilshire Blvd (running left-right) and Fairfax Blvd (top-bottom) during an aviation fair. The area in the top-right of the photograph, near the cluster of oil wells, is today home to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the adjacent La Brea Tar Pits.

The Miracle Mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard through Los Angeles, 1948. (From the USC Digital Library’s L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce Collection)

The Miracle Mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard through Los Angeles, 1948. (From the USC Digital Library’s L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce Collection)