Today’s Sunset Boulevard Series takes us to West Hollywood, California and the address 9000 on the famous thoroughfare for a view of an impressive French Style office building and a sampling of 1930s automobiles parked out in front of it.
The cars in this circa-1936 image reflect back on the hard times during the Great Depression when new automobiles were a rarity. Three of the vehicles are Model “A” Fords which were in production from 1928 to ’31. Two of the other cars, a convertible which is mostly out of sight on the far-left and a four-door sedan are circa-1932. And finally, the circa-1935 convertible coupe on the left and the auto under the cover just in front of the building both appear to be to be late-model motorcars.
The building was located close to the border of Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood in an affluent and exclusive area of Los Angeles and unsurprisingly has not survived. In its place today is a prominent office building named “9000” which was constructed in 1963.