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California Mid-Century Modern Banks (page 6)

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U.S. Bank
Santa Monica, CA
FedEx Office
Lakewood, CA
This U.S. Bank was built as a Santa Monica Bank from 1956-1957. [map]

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

Bank of America
Chula Vista, CA
This Bank of America branch appears to be from the 1960s. [first photo thanks Gregory May] [map]

former Metropolitan Savings & Loan [gone]
Reseda, CA
This former Metropolitan Savings & Loan branch was built in 1961. By 1974, it was an Allstate Savings & Loan. The building was vacant when these photos were taken in 2015. It was demolished later that year.

former Van Nuys Savings & Loan
Van Nuys, CA
This former Van Nuys Savings & Loan branch was built in 1955. It was designed by Culver Heaton. There were murals inside by Millard Sheets. The building now houses a grocery store. In 2016, it was announced that the building would likely be demolished. This photo is from 2017. This building is located next door to a mid-century modern Bank of America which is not endangered. For more, see this website. [map]

Chase Bank
El Monte, CA
Glendale Federal Savings Bank Building
Glendale, CA
This Chase Bank branch appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

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 Bank
Arcadia, CA
former Savings Bank of Mendocino County
Ukiah, CA
This California Federal Bank branch was built around 1959. In 1971, this was a Pacific Savings bank. The building housed a Citibank when this photo was taken in 2014. In 2017, the building was vacant. [map]

This Savings Bank of Mendocino County branch was built in 1966. It was nicknamed the "Round Bank." Since 2009, the building has housed Be-Bop's Diner. [map]

Bank of America
Salinas, CA
This Bank of America branch was built in 1958. [map]

Chase Bank
Salinas, CA
This Chase Bank branch was built in 1962 as the original Salinas Valley Savings & Loan branch. The mosaic tile above the entrance still features the "SVSL" letters. The building was designed by Rojko, Sarmiento & Ecoff. For more, see this website. [map]

Chase Bank
San Jose, CA
This Chase Bank was built in 1962 as a Salinas Valley Savings & Loan branch. The building was designed by Rojko, Sarmiento & Ecoff. The mosaic tile above the entrance is the same as the former Salinas Valley Savings in Salinas shown above. For more, see this website. [map]

Bank of the West
San Jose, CA
This Bank of the West was built in 1958 as a First National Bank. The building was designed by Higgins & Root. The coin mosaic was created by Mark Henry. For more, see this website. [map]

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