Now this is amazing...the Westwood Observation Tower, shown here in 1928.
"Built by the Janss Investment Corporation in the 1920s, this oddly shaped tower
was located on the northeast corner of Wilshire and Beverly Glen Boulevards.
It stood at 420 feet above sea level, making it the highest point on Wilshire Boulevard at the time
and was used primarily as a landmark advertisement. At night, the lightning bolts along the sides
and the 'WESTWOOD' sign would light up and be seen for miles.
Potential home owners were allowed to climb the tower to get a better view of the new community
and identify the lot they would like to purchase."
-one more look / wider view
Now to find some photographs taken from the observation deck showing the surrounding area and development!
You know they must exist somewhere. It's now my quest.