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California Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings (page 5)

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Claypool & Co.
Needles, CA
The Claypool & Co. department store building was built in 1930. The store sold groceries, hardware, clothing, and more. I believe it closed in the 1990s. The building now houses Palo Verde College. [map]

City Hall
Nevada City, CA
This City Hall was built in 1937. [map]

Court House
Nevada City, CA
The Nevada City Court House was remodeled in this style in 1937. For more, see this website. [map]

former Bubbles Balboa Club
Newport Beach, CA
2008: 2013:
2015:
The former Bubbles Balboa Club restaurant was an ordinary look bank in the 1960s. The building was vacant in the 1970s. In 1985, the building was given this Streamline Moderne treatment. There was a wide, clear pole in the dining area filled with bubbling water, hence the name of "Bubbles." The building was in use as the Bubbles Art Gallery in 2008. The building was vacant by 2013. By 2014, the building was occupied by Maverick's Gastropub. The block glass, tiles, rounded and porthole windows are gone now. [map]

Balboa Market [gone]
Newport Beach, CA
Acme Glass Company
Palo Alto, CA
The Balboa Market opened in 1938 as a Safeway supermarket. In 1950, the store was known as Bob's Village Market. The Balboa Market closed in 2006 and the building was still vacant when this photo was taken in 2008. In 2010, the building was demolished. I don't know if the sign was saved. For more, see this website.

The Acme Glass Company opened here in 1938. This vitrolite facade appears to be from then. Acme Glass has been gone for many years but the facade has been preserved. [map]

Hoover Pavilion
Palo Alto, CA
The Hoover Pavilion was built in 1931 as the Palo Alto Hospital. The building was restored in 2012. These photos are from 2014. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]