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Old Posted Feb 24, 2011, 7:15 PM
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My mother attended Los Angeles's famed business school Woodbury College from 1934-1936. When I was growing up, she always used to point to the campus at 1027 Wilshire Boulevard (above) as the place she went to school, but I now know that building didn't open until 1937, the year after she graduated. So I'm now wondering – where was Woodbury actually located when my mom went there? Unfortunately, she's no longer around for me to ask...

Thanks to anyone who can help!

-Scott

Scott-- It seems that Woodbury had a number of downtown locations--beginning with one near the Plaza, according to this:
http://my.woodbury.edu/SiteDirectory...Presidents.pdf

Per www.woodbury.edu, the college was at 727 S. Figueroa from 1924 to 1937, so that must be the campus your mother attended. On the 1931 downtown map we've seen here, a "Woodbury Building" is indicated at the SW corner of Fig & 7th, but I haven't seen any pics of it yet. Other addresses for Woodbury in city directories are the Hamburger Bldg., 320 W. 8th (1909) and the Union Bank Bldg., 325 W. 8th (1915 & 1923).

Per city directories, and the pics below, Woodbury was at one time on the west side of Spring between 2nd and 3rd, some time before 1909:

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-12626?v=hr



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-2858?v=hr


Some interesting shots of the new campus on Wilshire:


LAPL http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics23/00061267.jpg


USC Digital Library http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...W-6-110-1-ISLA

LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/00089/00089959.jpg
New name; photo dated by LAPL as 1978

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