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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

7950 Building Story, Photos, and the History of Sunset Blvd.

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Castle 7950

Here is a link to building photos:
https://ohana7950.com/profile/37/?profiletab=photos

A video, the background music is from a resident singing at the party:
https://ohana7950.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/7950_Montage_03.mp4

7950 has 181 multi-family homes and five businesses. It was opened in 2008 and the land is owned by the Directors Guild (it was previously a parking lot and an auto mechanic garage). The auto garage theme was an inspiration for the architecture of the roll up gates and the cantilever beams along the facade. The Directors Guild uses one floor of parking (down the driveway and right) to keep the additional parking. The circular tower, courtyard and elevated decks inspires a castle for some residents. Castle 7950.

  

For more photos go to: 7950 Gallery

History of Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard follows the path of a 1780s cattle trail from the original city center to the ocean. The original city center was called the Pueblo de Los Angeles and was located near Olvera Street and Union Station. It is about 22 miles and passes through or near Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Holmby Hills, Bel-Air, UCLA, Brentwood and Pacific Palisades. It ends at the PCH parking lot of the famous Gladstones Restaruant. where you can park easily and have a drink and food overlooking the ocean.

 

The Sunset Strip portion of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood has been famous for its active nightlife at least since the 1950s.

Part of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood is also sometimes called “Guitar Row” due to the large number of guitar stores and music industry-related businesses.

The Buffalo Springfield song “For What It’s Worth” was written in 1966 about a riot at Pandora’s Box, a Sunset Strip club that was on Laurel and Sunset.

Below are some famous places on Sunset Boulevard:

 

https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/california/articles/a-historical-look-at-the-sunset-strip/

https://www.kcet.org/shows/lost-la/how-la-celebrated-sunset-boulevards-opening-in-1904

http://laist.com/2015/10/12/tower_records_sunset_strip_history.php

https://www.oyster.com/los-angeles/roundups/hotels-with-hollywood-history/