The Times' series on the Southland's iconic boulevards continues with Crenshaw Boulevard, a north-south route that begins at Wilshire Boulevard and ends in Del Cerro Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Crenshaw begins near affluent Hancock Park, anchored at Wilshire Boulevard by the massive Harbor Building, built in 1956 to house J. Paul Getty's Tidewater Oil Co.
Former Holiday Bowl
The Googie style of the 1950s is still apparent here, even though a Starbucks and Walgreens now occupy the old bowling alley site.
Angelus Funeral Home
One of the grandest pieces of architecture along Crenshaw is the stately funeral home designed by Paul Williams, the city's preeminent black architect of the 20th century.
The elegant Art Deco Vision Theatre overlooks Leimert Plaza Park, which has seen historic protests and rallies.
Headquarters of tech pioneer Elon Musk's private aerospace company SpaceX, which launched the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station.
Del Cerro Park
Crenshaw ends at bluff top Del Cerro Park, which overlooks the ocean. Just beyond lie prime hiking and riding trails.