View Along Canon Drive, 1931


At the beginning of the 1930s in Beverly Hills, Canon Drive was becoming a commercial street between Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards. The Bekins Storage building, one of the first major commercial spaces on the block, was followed by the Cadillac and Auburn-Cord dealerships and several furniture showrooms. At the end of the block at Wilshire Boulevard, stood the new Warner Beverly Hills Theater that opened in May 1931, beginning a new business boom for the city. However, due to the Depression, most business and real estate development was stalled until the end of the 1930s. This photograph was taken on Canon Drive looking south to Wilshire Boulevard in 1931. (Courtesy of Bison Archives.)

As featured in Images of America - Early Beverly Hills.

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