California Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings (page 1)

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Boat House
Alhambra, CA
Modoc Union High School
Alturas, CA
The Boat House restaurant originally housed Peerless Cleaners. The building was designed by Harry L. Pierce and built in 1936. [map]

Modoc Union High School was built in 1939 with as a Public Works Administration project. It was designed by Masten & Hurd. [map]

Pierce Joint Union High School
Arbuckle, CA
Pierce Joint Union High School was designed by W.E. Coffman and built in 1937. [map]

Arcadia News Journal Building
Arcadia, CA
The Arcadia News Journal Building was built around 1932. The relief details were sculptured by J. J. Mora. [map]

City Hall & Fire House
Auburn, CA
This City Hall & Fire House building was designed by George Clinton Sellon. It was built in 1935 as a WPA project. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It now houses the Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. The Restroom building in the third photo was built in 2016 in an Art Deco style. [map]

Standard School Auditorium
Bakersfield, CA
The Standard School Auditorium was built in 1937. [map]

Central Fire Station
Bakersfield, CA
The Central Fire Station was designed by Charles Biggar and built in 1939. [map]

Bakersfield, CA
The Auditorium was originally part of Washington Middle School. I don't know when it was built. It appears to be from the 1940s. The building now houses the Bakersfield City School District offices. For more, see this website. [map]

Banning High School
Banning, CA
Banning High School was designed by G. Stanley Wilson and built from 1938-1939. [map]

Advance Company Bank
Beverly Hills, CA
The Advance Company Building was built in 1929. The ground floor now houses the In-Ex furniture store. [map]

Page Academy
Beverly Hills, CA
Payne Building
Beverly Hills, CA
The Page Academy, a private school, was built in 1947. The building housed the Brown Day School in 1955. I don't know if that was the original occupant. It was housing the Page Academy by 1966. [map]

The Payne Building was built in 1925 and was remodeled to its current look in 1936. The remodeling was designed by William Gage. The building housed the Payne Furnace and Supply Co. Plant. [map]

Burbank City Hall
Burbank, CA
Burbank City Hall was designed by William Allen and W. George Lutzi. It was built in 1943 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Place. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Sterling Cleaners
Burlingame, CA


The Sterling Cleaners building was built in 1926. The facade and sign appear to be from the 1940s or 1950s. The sign was repainted just before these photos were taken in 2014. It was previously painted yellowish brown. In 2021, the business had closed. The building was painted gray and the sign was painted pink. In 2022, the sign was painted brown. [map]

former Bank of America
Chico, CA
This Bank of America building was designed by Henry Anthony Minton and built in 1931. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Concord, CA


These vitrolite and brick glass storefronts are probably from 1946. That's when Concord Jewelers opened here. In 2018, the jewelers was gone. The building was adapted and now houses other businesses. The vitrolite and glass block are still there. [map]

Veterans Memorial Building
Corning, CA
This Veterans Memorial Building was built in 1931. [map]