Hollywood in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Crossroads of the World
Crossroads of the World, 1936.
Robert V. Derrah, architect.
A blend of moderne & old world architecture.
Declared Historic-Cultural Monument No. 134 by the Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department, City of Los Angeles.
Crossroads of the World, built 1936.
Robert V. Derrah, architect / contractor.
2012 Landmark Award #107.
Windsor Square - Hancock Park Historical Society.
Erected 1974 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 134.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list.
Location. 34° 5.904′ N, 118° 20.15′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Sunset Boulevard 0.2 miles east of Highland Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6671 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within The Pig ‘n Whistle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Egyptian Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Emmy Awards (approx. ¼ mile away); Max Factor Building (approx. ¼ mile away); El Capitan Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chinese Heaven Dogs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Warner Pacific Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
Regarding Crossroads of the World. “America's first outdoor shopping mall” features a central building designed to resemble an ocean liner traveling to distant lands, surrounded by villages representing various locations around the world. In the 1950s it was converted to a private office complex, occupied primarily by the entertainment industry. Alfred Hitchcock once had an office here. Plans for a major expansion were approved in 2019, which will preserve most of the original complex. Crossroads of the World was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 19, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.