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California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 9)

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The Auto Chek Smog Check chain was established in 1984 with the first location shown below in Los Angeles. There were at least six other locations built. Although they were all lopped-off pyramids, each one was a different style, with different materials. California began requiring smog inspections in 1982. For more, see this website.

Auto Chek Smog Check
Los Angeles, CA
This Auto Chek Smog Check was the first location built in the chain. The structure is made of concrete and sheet metal. For more, see this website. [map]

former Auto Chek Smog Check
Stanton, CA
This former Auto Chek Smog Check is now known as Super Smog. The building is covered with metal fencing material. [map]

Auto Chek Smog Check
Covina, CA
This Auto Chek Smog Check was built in 1989. The brick building features a rubble corner. [map]

Auto Chek Smog Check
Fullerton, CA
This Auto Chek Smog Check building has green plexiglas panels which are covered up now. Those panels were backlit at night and the building was referred to as the "Green Pyramid". There was originally plants where the lava rock is now. The plants were replaced since watering them would short out the wiring for the lights. For more, see this website. [map]

Auto Chek Smog Check
Manhattan Beach, CA
This Auto Chek Smog Check building is covered with canvas meant to resemble a ship's sails. [map]

Auto Chek Smog Check
Santa Ana, CA
This Auto Chek Smog Check building has a green plexiglas corner which is/was lit at night. [map]

Auto Chek Smog Check
Los Angeles, CA
This Auto Chek Smog Check building is covered with chain link fencing material. [map]

More California Mid-Century Modern Buildings:
Ambrosia Indian Bistro (Aptos)
Hyatt Cinema (Burlingame)
former Massey Cadillac (Downey)
Mr. Motorhome RV Center (Elk Grove)
A Frame Expresso (Fort Bragg)
Fender Guitars Factory (Fullerton) [gone]
Mister Donut (Hayward, Sacramento, San Jose)
Brolly Hut (Inglewood)
Drew Ford (La Mesa)
former Ray Vines Chrysler (Long Beach)
A-Frame Liquor (Mammoth Lakes)
Kittredge Sports (Mammoth Lakes)
former Mel's Drive-in (Oakland)
Stanford University Hospital (Palo Alto) [gone]
former Mission Family Restaurant (Pomona)
Chart House Restaurant (Rancho Mirage) [gone]
Elite Motors (San Carlos) [gone]
Downtown Center Parking Garage (San Francisco)
Sears (San Rafael)
Penguin Coffee Shop (Santa Monica)
former Parasol Restaurant (Seal Beach)
Corky's Restaurant (Sherman Oaks)
Kerry's Coffee Shop (Sherman Oaks)
Coffee Tree (Vacaville) [gone]
former Ben Frank's (West Hollywood)
restaurant (Yermo) [gone]

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