Gaylord Wilshire

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Birthday
7, 1861
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Death Date
Sep 7, 1927 (66)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1861
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Death Date
Sep 7, 1927 (66)

About

Land developer who created the famed Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Before Fame

He was a man of much fame and great contradictions. He made millions, yet was an ardent socialist. He ran for office under the socialist banner and published a successful magazine.

Trivia

He arrived in Los Angeles in 1884 when its population was barely over 10,000. He purchased a tract of land bordering the city, which eventually became his famed boulevard.

Family Life

His father was also a self-made millionaire and the director of six businesses.

Associated With

He and the artist and naturalist Leo Carillo both had significant landmarks in California named after them.