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California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 7)

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Montrose Bike Shop
Montrose, CA
The Montrose Bike Shop building was constructed in 1962. The bike shop was the original tenant. [map]

Post Office
Napa, CA
This Post Office was built in 1965. [map]

Bloomingdale's
Newport Beach, CA
2006: 2013:
This Bloomingdale's was built in 1967 as a Broadway department store. It became a Bloomingdale's store in 1996. The building was designed by Welton Becket. The metal screens were added to the building during a 2013 remodeling. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [2006 photo thanks Tyler Norman] [map]

Stuft Shirt Restaurant
Newport Beach, CA
The Stuft Shirt Restaurant was designed by Ladd & Kelsey and built in 1961. The building housed Windows on the Bay from the mid-1990s until around 2000. It remained vacant after that. Since 2011, the building has housed A'maree's, a women's clothing store. In 2018, it was announced that the building will most likely be demolished for a new development. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Norwalk Indoor Swap Meet [gone]
Norwalk, CA
The Norwalk Indoor Swap Meet was built as a Unimart in 1962. The building later housed a Two Guys. The building was demolished in 2018.

Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA
The Oracle Arena was originally known as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, also known as the Oakland Coliseum Arena. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and built in 1966. In 2006, it became the Oracle Arena. For more, see this website. [map]

More Oakland:
former Mel's Drive-in

California Visitors' Center
Olympic Valley, CA
The California Visitors' Center was built in 1960 for the Winter Olympics. The building now houses the Members Locker Room at the Squaw Valley ski resort. In 2012, there was talk of demolishing the building. However, that threat seems to have passed. These photos are from 2014. [map]

Post Office
Oxnard, CA
This Post Office appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

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