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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. One source believes that the central part of the building was built in 1965 nearby as a Sunset Homes model homes sales pavilion and later moved to this location to be remodeled as a bank. [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]

California Community Credit Union
Roseville, CA
Perpetual Savings Bank
Beverly Hills, CA
former United California Bank
Beverly Hills, CA
The California Community Credit Union building appears to be from the 1960s. It previously housed the Western Valley Federal Credit Union. Before that, it housed the SP (Southern Pacific) Employees Credit Union. I don't know if that was the original tenant. [map]

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]

The United California Bank was built in 1962. This round building originally displayed the bank vault. It now houses the Oliver Cafe while part of the the former bank's larger office building houses the Equinox fitness center. For more, see this website. [map]

former Great Western Savings Bank
Beverly Hills, CA
former Harbor Savings and Loan Association
San Pedro, CA
This oval-shaped former Great Western Savings Bank was built in 1972. I assume that these concrete canopies behind the office tower were used as drive-up bank kiosks. [map]

This former Harbor Savings and Loan Association building was designed by Young & Remington and built in 1961. There was originally a moat around the building and lava rock walls inside. The shopping center's pole sign shown above was added later. For more, see this website. [map]