Premier location on La Cienega Boulevard near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard. Walk to endless well-known restaurants and retail amenities. Easy access to Beverly Hills and Hollywood, as well as all of greater Los Angeles.
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Petroleum provided the raw materials for the gasoline that powered Angelenos’ automobiles as well as the asphalt on which they drove, so in one sense the middle of La Cienega Boulevard was a fitting place for an oil derrick. But many failed to see the logic. For decades, photos of this bizarrely located well, which sipped some 600,000 barrels of crude oil from the ground over its nearly 40-year lifespan, circulated around the world as visual proof of Los Angeles’ eccentricity.
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When the city of Los Angeles decided to extend La Cienega in 1929, the well happened to stand directly in the street’s path, just south of its intersection with Beverly Boulevard. Unable to reach an agreement with the well’s owners over its value, the city compromised and agreed to bend traffic lanes around the well. The unusual traffic hazard, which hosted billboards advertising hard liquor, became a landmark. It even attracted the attention of Ansel Adams, who in the early 1940s as part of a Fortune magazine series on Los Angeles.
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From 1927 through 1945, La Cienega Boulevard had an oil well in its center divider. The slight detour became a Los Angeles icon — drawn above in a 1938 illustration by Los Angeles Times staff artist Charles H. Owens.Drilled in 1906, the well has been pumping steadily and faithfully ever since. The owners donated the land for La Cienega Boulevard to the city in 1927 with the provision that the well remain and the street be built around it. This was done and ever since autos have whizzed by it on either side.Slated for a 35,000-square-foot property at 1056-1066 La Cienega Boulevard, the project would a replace parking lot and a small commercial building with a seven-story edifice featuring 90 dwelling units above two levels of underground parking. The proposed development would require density bonus, which are requested in exchange for setting aside 8 units as very low income housing.The $155-million project, slated for a property at 333 S. La Cienega Boulevard, would consist of feature 154 residential units and nearly 30,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. In receiving the approval of the PLUM Committee, Caruso has agreed to provide 14 units of affordable housing within the building - a slight increase from when the project was endorsed by the Mid City West Community Council last month.