A little bit of Los Angeles history disappeared in 1946. In November 1945 it was announced that the oil well in the center of La Cienega Boulevard near Beverly Boulevard would soon be removed. The well had been pumping since 1907- before the street came along- and was long a tourist attraction.
Part of the impetus for its removal was the construction of United-Rexall Drug Stores new headquarters building, to be erected on the southeast corner of Beverley and La Cienega.
By March 1946, the demolition was complete and La Cienega became just another boulevard.