Where is Petersen Automotive Museum?
Address: 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Founder: Robert E. Petersen
Phone: (323) 930-2277
For over a year, this famous pilgrimage site was closed to all car enthusiasts. During this time, the Museum underwent a major overhaul – and has reinvented itself once again.
The collection, which opened in 1994, goes back to the American newspaper publisher Robert E. Petersen and his wife Margie. The passionate car collectors had acquired the building at the western end of La’s Museum Mile, which had been abandoned in 1986 by the department store group Ohrbach’s, in the early 1990s. In just three years they made it one of the most groundbreaking car museums in the world. The construction of the architect Welton Becket at Wiltshire Blvd. Petersen seemed ideal for a car museum, as the exhibits were protected from ultraviolet rays of the sun thanks to an almost windowless exterior facade. After their demise, the Petersens left behind a highly qualified team of car experts, who continued to run the Museum and received it as an attraction of the West Coast metropolis. But the premises gradually started to dust.
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