California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 6)

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Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Santa Monica, CA
The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium was built in 1958. It was designed by Welton Becket & Associates. The building was used for concerts and other events. The Civic Auditorium closed in 2013. It is not yet known what its future use will be. For more, see this website. [map]

Montana Avenue Branch Library
Santa Monica, CA
The Montana Avenue Branch Library was designed by Weldon J. Fulton and built in 1960. [map]

Van Nuys Library
Van Nuys, CA
The Van Nuys Library was designed by Glenn L. Arbogast. It opened in 1964. [map]

Fletcher Hills Branch Library
El Cajon, CA
2014: 2018:
The Fletcher Hills Branch Library was built in the 1960s. This photo is from 2014. In 2015, the building was repainted red and yellow. [map]

Covina Public Library
Covina, CA
The Covina Public Library was built in 1963. [map]

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]

Pico Rivera Library [gone]
Pico Rivera, CA
The Pico Rivera Library was built in 1961. The City's website claimed that this was the only round library in the country. These photos are from 2008. The building was demolished in 2012. A new library will be built on the site.

Norwalk Public Library
Norwalk, CA
The Norwalk Public Library was built in 1969. The mosaic panels were created by Ben Mayer. [map]

Riverside Public Library
Riverside, CA
The Riverside Public Library was designed by Bolton C. Moise, Jr. and built in 1965. The building features concrete screens. [map]

Crenshaw-Imperial Library
Inglewood, CA
The Crenshaw-Imperial Library was probably built in the 1960s. [map]

Main Library
Inglewood, CA

Inglewood City Hall
Inglewood, CA
The Main Library and Inglewood City Hall were designed by Charles Luckman & Associates. They were built in 1972. [Library map]; [City Hall map]

The Forum
Inglewood, CA


The Forum was designed by Charles Luckman and built in 1967. The round building served as an arena for sports and concerts. In 2000, the building was acquired by the Faithful Central Bible Church. It continued to be used for live performances. In 2012, the Madison Square Garden Company bought the building. After refurbishing, The Forum reopened in 2014 featuring sports and concerts. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]