California Mid-Century Modern Office Buildings (page 1)

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Century Plaza Towers
Los Angeles, CA
Records Tower
Hollywood, CA
Wilshire Beverly Center
Beverly Hills, CA
The Century Plaza Towers were built from 1969-1975. They were designed by Minoru Yamasaki who was also responsible for the similar-looking World Trade Center in New York City. The twin 44-story buildings were commissioned by Alcoa and they appropriately have an aluminum skin. They are the tallest buildings in southern California outside of downtown Los Angeles. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Capitol Records Tower was built in 1956. The building was designed by Louis Naidorf of Welton Becket & Associates. It was the world's first round office building. Contrary to popular belief, the building was not modeled after a stack of records. The architect didn't even know who the client was when he designed this building. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Wilshire Beverly Center building was designed by Victor Gruen and built in 1962. It currently houses a Chase Bank and office tenants. [map]

Gale-Wilshire Building
Beverly Hills, CA
New Lesser Building
Beverly Hills, CA
The Gale-Wilshire Building is listed online as a medical building. However, I believe it was originally a law office. It is referenced as having been built in 1946. If that's the case, the building got a mid-century makeover in the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The New Lesser Building was designed by Sidney Eisenstadt and built in 1963. The building originally housed Louis Lesser Enterprises, a real estate company. [map]

Screen Actors Guild
Los Angeles, CA
The former Screen Actors Guild building was built in 1956. It was designed by E.J. Samaniego and George C. Hall. The building now houses the AV Squad. [map]

Department of Water & Power
Los Angeles, CA
City Hall East
Los Angeles, CA
This Department of Water & Power building, now known as the John Ferraro Office Building, opened in 1965. For more, see this website. [map]

City Hall East was designed by Stanton & Stockwell and built in 1973. The pedestrian walkway at the third floor connects to City Hall. For more, see this website. [map]

Pacific Bell Telephone Building
Los Angeles, CA
The Pacific Bell Telephone Building was built in 1961. It is now known as the AT&T Tower. The microwave tower on top of the building was used from the 1960s-1990s. The relief sculpture was installed on the side of the building in 1961. It was created by Anthony Heinsbergen. The sculpture is entitled ""Bell Communications Around the Globe". It features old telephone switches and other equipment. [map]

Taj Mahal Medical Center
Laguna Hills, CA
Fresno County
Office of Education
Fresno, CA
The Taj Mahal Medical Center was built in 1964. The building was designed by Burke, Kober & Nicholais. It was originally the Executive Office Building for Rossmoor's Leisure World. The building's fountain was removed in 2011 when the building was adapted for the medical center. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Fresno County Office of Education building also houses the Educational Employees Credit Union. The building was probably built in the 1960s or 1970s. [map]

Stuart Pharmaceutical Factory
Pasadena, CA
The Stuart Pharmaceutical Factory was designed by Edward Durell Stone and built in 1958. From 2006-2008, the buildings were converted into luxury apartments, now known as "The Stuart at Sierra Madre Villa". Many of the original details have been left intact including the screen walls, hanging planters, as well as the company's pool and locker rooms. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Anaheim Professional Building
Anaheim, CA
The Anaheim Professional Building houses medical offices. It was probably built in the 1950s. [map]

Children's Dental Building
Covina, CA
The Children's Dental Building was built in 1964. It now houses a law office. [map]

Department of Water and Power
Los Angeles, CA
This Department of Water and Power office was built in 1954. For more, see this website. [map]

Community Facilities Planners Building
South Pasadena, CA
The Community Facilities Planners Building was built in 1959. It originally housed the Smith & Williams architectural firm which designed it. The complex features three office buildings under a metal mesh canopy. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Industrial Indemnity Building
San Diego, CA
The Industrial Indemnity Building was designed by Deems/Lewis & Partners and built in 1970. For more, see this website. [map]