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California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 12)

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Turlock Memorial Park
Turlock, CA
This mausoleum at Turlock Memorial Park appears to be from the 1960s.

Nut Tree Plaza
Vacaville, CA
This Nut Tree Plaza building was built in the late 1950s. It was used as a food stand and ice cream pavilion. The Nut Tree was established in 1921 as a roadside stand. It became a tourist destination in the 1950s with a restaurant, bakery, gift shop and toy shop. The Nut Tree closed in 1996. All of the buildings but the one shown above were demolished for the development of the Nut Tree mall which opened in 2009. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Vacaville:
Coffee Tree [gone]

Van Nuys Police Station
Van Nuys, CA
The Van Nuys Police Station opened in 1964. The building was designed by Daniel Mann Johnson & Mendenhall. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Van Nuys, CA
Community Memorial Hospital
Ventura, CA
The Valley Presbyterian Hospital was designed by William Pereira and Charles Luckman. It was built in 1958. The buildings have been significantly remodeled since then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Community Memorial Hospital building was constructed in the early 1970s. [map]

Fire Station #8
West Hollywood, CA
Fire Station #8 was built in 1953. [map]

More West Hollywood:
former Ben Frank's

Whittier City Hall
Whittier, CA
The Whittier City Hall was designed by William H. Harrison and built in 1955. [map]

former Cottage Shop
Woodland Hills, CA
The Cottage Shop furniture store building was built in 1967. In 1969, the building housed the Woodland Casual furniture store. It was vacant when these photos were taken in 2013. Since 2016, the building has housed AGWC Rockin' Rescue. For more, see this website. [map]

Yermo:
restaurant [gone]

Mug's Liquor
Yuba City, CA
The Mug's Liquor building and sign appear to be from the 1960s. [map]

Yucca Valley Liquors
Yucca Valley, CA
Yucca Valley Liquors was built in 1955. It features a sloping roof and rock details. There is also neon lettering along the roofline. [map]

former Fotomat
Anaheim, CA
former Fotomat
Maywood, CA
former Fotomat
San Francisco, CA
former Fotomat
Redding, CA
coffee kiosk
San Diego, CA
former Fotomat
Oakdale, CA
former Fotomat
Glendale, CA
former Fotomat
Covina, CA
Fotomat was a drive-thru photo developing chain founded in San Diego, CA in the 1960s. Their kiosks were located in shopping center parking lots. By 1980, there were over 4,000 locations nationwide. The original buildings had gold roofs. With the invention of one-hour developing, Fotomat's one-day service became obsolete. They began selling off their kiosks in the mid-1980s. There are still many examples of adaptive reuse of these buildings across the country.

This former Fotomat kiosk in Anaheim is now home to Euclid Lock & Key. [map]

This former Fotomat kiosk in Maywood now houses a jewelry repair shop. [map]

This former Fotomat in San Francisco now houses Golden Gate Tours & Bike Rentals. This kiosk has been spruced up since 2009. I have no idea if this kiosk was always here but there was another booth in San Francisco. [map]

This former Fotomat in Redding has housed the Deli & Greek Shack since 2011. [map]

This coffee kiosk building in San Diego was probably never a Fotomat. The roof has a different design and doesn't flare out as much. It also doesn't have the unique concrete flower planter on the island. It was most likely a 1960s copycat building, of which there were many across the country. [map]

This former Fotomat building in Oakdale was vacant when this photo was taken in 2017. It was housing a coffee stand in 2011 and 2012. The building has been vacant since around 2014. [map]

This former Fotomat building in Glendale is now used for discount cigarette sales. [map]

This former Fotomat building in Covina has been expanded and now houses a psychic. [map]

For more about Fotomats, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

More California Mid-Century Modern Buildings:

Cindy's Restaurants (various cities)
Lyons Coffee Shops (various cities)
former Mel's Junior Drive-in (various cities)
Norms Restaurants (various cities)
Orbit gas stations (various cities)
Preble's Restaurants (various cities)
Sno-White Drive-ins (various cities)
Wilshire gas stations (various cities)
various gas stations (various cities)

Books
Palm Springs Weekend, Alan Hess & Andrew Danish, 2001
Mid-Century By the Bay: A Celebration of the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1950s and 1960s, Heather David, 2010
Motel California, Heather David, 2017

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