The Wiltern (1931)
Immediately recognizable for its green facade and the 45 degree angle with which it faces the street, The Wiltern is a true treasure. Originally a movie house boasting one of the largest Wulitzer organs in the country, the opening night premiered Alexander Hamilton starring George Arliss. After the theater was sold in 1956, the building’s health steadily declined until two demolitions were intervened by the Los Angeles Conservancy in the 1970s. After a large scale renovation, it was renamed for its intersection – Wilshire and Western. It now operates as a music venue of alternative indie and revival bands.