During the economic turmoil of the Great Depression, Beverly Hills proved to be a resilient community by opening two prominent civic buildings.
The post office is now closed and being restored as part of a renovation that will create a new cultural icon in Beverly Hills: The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
"The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will transform a Beverly Hills city block into a vibrant cultural destination with two distinct, elegant buildings: the treasured historic Beverly Hills Post Office connected to the new 500-seat Goldsmith Theater," said Lou Moore, the center's executive director. The theater is being named in honor of the Goldsmith Family Foundation, the project's lead donor. The center is slated for completion in 2013.
During the next phase of our city's rich history, the performing arts center will be one more valuable entity associated with our renowned city government, school system, parks and recreational opportunities.
For more information about the center, as well as donor opportunities, call 310-246-3800.
Thank you for reading. Russ