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California Mid-Century Modern Banks (page 1)

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Bank of the West
Sanger, CA
This Bank of the West was probably built in the late 1960s or early 1970s. I believe this was a Lloyds Bank branch originally. [map]

Bank of the West
Fullerton, CA
This Bank of the West was probably built in the late 1960s or early 1970s. It shares the same design as the bank in Sanger. However, the light fixtures are now missing. This was most likely a Lloyds Bank originally. There was a Lloyds Bank in Alhambra, CA which had a very similar style but was not a round building like these. [map]

Bank of the West
Glendale, CA
This Bank of the West was most likely built as a Lloyds Bank. The boxy building features the same light fixtures as the buildings described directly above and below. [map]

Andalisia Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA
I believe the Andalisia Beverly Hills spa building was constructed in 1968. It appears to be the same design as the Bank of the West buildings shown above. Another source says this was built as a First Western Bank in 1968. [map]

former Community National Bank
Bakersfield, CA
The former Community National Bank was designed by David Harkness and built in 1961. [map]

former bank
Livermore, CA
This former bank building appears to be from the 1960s. It now houses dental offices. [map]

former bank
Fresno, CA
This former bank shares the same design as the building shown immediately above. Both buildings have dome skylights. Does anyone know what the original bank name was? This building now houses a radio station. [map]

mid-century modern building
Oakdale, CA
This mid-century modern building looks like it was probably a bank originally like those shown in Livermore and Fresno above. [map]

Perpetual Savings Bank
Beverly Hills, CA
The Perpetual Savings Bank was designed by Edward D. Stone and built in 1962. The building now housed a Pacific Mercantile Bank branch. For more, see this website. [map]

Chase Bank
Sacramento, CA
This Chase Bank was previously a Washington Mutual Bank. It appears to be from the 1960s or 1970s. [map]

California Bank & Trust
Sacramento, CA
This California Bank & Trust branch was previously a Sumitomo Bank branch. The building appears to be from the 1960s or 1970s. [map]

California Bank & Trust
Sacramento, CA
BBVA Compass
Sacramento, CA
Bank of the West
Fresno, CA
This California Bank & Trust branch was designed by George Muraki and built in 1955. It was originally a Sumitomo Bank. [map]

This BBVA Compass bank building previously housed a Guaranty Bank. The design looks very similar to the First Niagara Bank in Schenectady, NY. For more, see this website. [map]

This Bank of the West branch in Fresno was built in 1967. [map]

former Sequoia Savings Bank
Fresno, CA
This former Sequoia Savings Bank was designed by Robert W. Stevens. The building now houses an AT&T store. [map]

former Guarantee Savings & Loan
Fresno, CA
This Guarantee Savings & Loan branch was designed by Robert W. Stevens and built in 1959. The tiles on the facade are fired adobe. It was a Citibank from at least 2007-2014. The building was vacant when these photos were taken in 2015. [map]

former Guarantee Savings & Loan
Fresno, CA
This former Guarantee Savings & Loan branch was designed in 1957 by Robert W. Stevens. It is now a Citibank. The sculpture on the side of the building shown at the right represents an abacus. [map]

Citibank
Pleasant Hill, CA
Pacific Service Credit Union
Pleasant Hill, CA
This Citibank branch in Pleasant Hill was probably built in the 1960s. [map]

This Pacific Service Credit Union bank appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

Citibank
Los Angeles, CA
Columbia Savings and
Loan Association [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
This Citibank branch was built in 1959. I don't know what bank was here originally. [map]

This Columbia Savings and Loan Association branch was built in 1964. This is what remained of the former bank's waterfall. The water had been turned off and the colored glass removed. The building was last occupied by a church and was demolished in 2010. The sculpture was saved and is in storage. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Universal Bank
Los Angeles, CA
Chase Bank
Los Angeles, CA
I believe this Universal Bank branch was built in 1954. [map]

This Chase Bank branch was built in 1968. [map]

Chase Bank
Los Angeles, CA
This Chase Bank branch was built in 1958 for Crenshaw Savings & Loan. It was designed by W.A. Sarmiento. [map]

former Great Western Savings Bank
Panorama City, CA

2013:

2016:
This former Great Western Savings Bank was designed by W.A. Sarmiento and built in 1957. The building now houses the LA Furniture Center. These photos are from 2013. The building was repainted around 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

Chase Bank
Manhattan Beach, CA
This Chase Bank was built as a Coast Federal Bank. It later housed a Washington Mutual bank. There was a moat with water surrounding the building which has been filled in with stones. Does anyone know when this was built or who the architect was? For more, see this website. [map]

Pan American Bank
Los Angeles, CA
This Pan American Bank branch was built in 1965. It features mosaic murals designed by Jose Reyes Meza of Mexico. The artwork was created in 1966 and is entitled "Our Past, Our Present, and Our Future". For more, see this website. [map]

former Liberty Savings & Loan
Los Angeles, CA
This Liberty Savings & Loan building was designed by Kurt Meyer and built in 1966. It now houses Citibank. For more, see this website. [map]

California Federal Bank
Los Angeles, CA
This California Federal Bank building now houses Citibank. It was designed by Heusel & Homolka and built in 1964. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Lytton Savings
Los Angeles, CA
Bank of America
Monterey Park, CA
This former Lytton Savings branch was designed by Kurt W. Meyer and built in 1960. The building now houses a Chase Bank. In 2016, it was announced that this building might be demolished for a new development designed by Frank Gehry. The former bank was spared when it was declared a local landmark. For more, see this website. [map]

This Bank of America branch was built in 1963. [map]

Chase Bank
Pico Rivera, CA
This Chase Bank branch was a Washington Mutual Bank branch until recently. I don't know what bank this building housed originally. I believe it was built in 1959. [map]

Wells Fargo Bank
North Hollywood, CA
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Garden Grove, CA
This Wells Fargo Bank was built in 1960 as the Los Angeles Federal Savings & Loan Tower. It was designed by Douglas Honnold and John Rex. Many murals have been painted on the side of the building over the years. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Farmers & Merchants Bank branch appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]