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California Mid-Century Modern Banks (page 4)

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

Glendale Federal Savings Bank Building
Glendale, CA
The Glendale Federal Savings Bank Building was designed by W.A. Sarmiento. It was built in 1959. The corner tower functions as the fire escape and elevator tower. The blue window louvers were solar operated and change with the angle of the sun. I don't know if they still operate this way. An addition was made to the building in 1962. The building now houses the Hollywood Production Center. For more, see this website. [map]

Chase Bank
Glendale, CA
This Chase Bank was built in 1964 as a Prudential Savings and Loan branch. It was designed by Thornton Ladd and John Kelsey. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former California Federal Savings
Granada Hills, CA
FedEx Office
Lakewood, CA
This California Federal Savings was built in 1966. The building now houses a Citibank. For more, see this website. [map]

This FedEx Office building looks like it was a bank branch from the 1960s or 1970s. Does anyone know anything about it? [map]

former Bank of America
Long Beach, CA
This former Bank of America was designed by Paul Revere Williams as a Bank of Italy branch. It was built in 1965. The building housed Vault 350, a music venue, from 2004-2008. The building was vacant when these photos were taken in 2013. The mosaic mural was created by Ben Mayer. In 2015, plans were announced to turn the building into a music venue again. In 2018, Millworks was still renovating the building for performances and church use. 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 recently housed a Citibank. For more, see this website. [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 designed by Irving Shapiro and 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]

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
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. At that point, the former bank was spared when it was declared a local landmark. Despite that, it seems likely that it will be demolished anyway. For more, see this website. [map]

Pan American Bank
Los Angeles, CA
This Pan American Bank branch was designed by Raymond Stockdale and 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". In 2016, this became a Beneficial State Bank. For more, see this website. [map]

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