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California Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings (page 8)

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Salinas Californian Building
Salinas, CA
The Salinas Californian Building was constructed in 1949. The Salinas Californian, the local daily newspaper, was the original occupant. These photos are from 2013. The building was vacant in 2019. [map]

Beverly Fabrics
Salinas, CA
This Beverly Fabrics building appears to be from the 1920s or 1930s. The owner believes it may have been either a J.J. Newberry store or a bank. Does anyone know anything about this building? [map]

San Bernardino Tattoo
San Bernardino, CA
Landeros Furniture
San Bernardino, CA
The San Bernardino Tattoo building appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. Does anyone know what was here originally? [map]

The Landeros Furniture building looks like it might have housed a department store or supermarket originally. Does anyone know anything about this building? [map]

former Carlos Club
San Carlos, CA
The Carlos Club opened in 1922 as Tate's Tea Room. In 1947, the bar was remodeled and reopened as the Carlos Club with this sign and vitrolite facade. In 2014, new owners renamed the business the Rail Club. The sign was temporarily covered up and some of the neon was removed. Local residents and the city are fighting to keep the sign. As of 2019, the neon surrounding the "Carlos" letters is still missing. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

J&M Hobby House
San Carlos, CA
The J&M Hobby House building was built in 1936 for Dr. George Hein's residence and shop for his dental tools business. The building later housed the Carousel Little Theatre, Sequoia Printing, and other businesses. The J&M Hobby House opened here in 1969. [map]

Hotel De Anza
San Jose, CA
The Hotel De Anza was built in 1931. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Esslinger Building
San Juan Capistrano, CA
The Esslinger Building was built from 1938-1939 as a medical office. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website. [map]

St. Matthew Station Post Office
San Mateo, CA
The St. Matthew Station Post Office was built in 1936. It was originally the main post office until 1964 when a new facility opened. [map]

commercial building
San Mateo, CA
The commercial building which is directly across the street from the post office was built in 1937. It originally housed two storefronts. The building has housed the Chef Sha restaurant since around 2020. [map]

San Pedro Ballet School
San Pedro, CA
The San Pedro Ballet School has occupied this building since the late 1990s. The building previously housed Olaf Christianson's Norwegian bakery. It may have been a furniture store originally. It was built in 1935. [map]

Municipal Ferry Building
San Pedro, CA
The Municipal Ferry Building was built in 1941 as a WPA project. It was a working ferry terminal until 1963, transporting passengers and vehicles to canneries and military bases on Terminal Island. The construction of the Vincent Thomas Bridge eliminated the need for the ferries. The building then served as the headquarters for the Los Angeles Harbor Department. In 1976, the building was restored. It has housed the Los Angeles Maritime Museum since 1979. For more, see this website. [map]

Federal Building and Post Office
San Pedro, CA
This Federal Building and Post Office was designed by Louis A Simon and Neil Mielnick. It was built in 1936. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

San Pedro High School
San Pedro, CA
San Pedro High School had to be rebuilt after the 1933 Long Beach earthquake. The buildings were designed by Gordon B. Kaufmann and completed in 1936. The walls and floors were built with concrete. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

George Washington Elementary School
Santa Ana, CA
George Washington Elementary School was built in 1949. [map]

City Hall
Santa Ana, CA
The Santa Ana City Hall was designed by W. Horace Austin and built in 1935 as a WPA project. The City Hall moved in 1973 and this building is used as office space. [map]

Horton Furniture Building
Santa Ana, CA
The Horton Furniture Building was designed by Allen Ruoff and built from 1929-1930. The store closed around 1980. For more, see this website. [map]

former Orange County Title Company
Santa Ana, CA
The Orange County Title Company was designed by Allen Ruoff and built from 1930-1931. In 1967, the facade was covered up with metal siding by First American. In 2020, during redevelopment of the rest of the block, the original facade was revealed. I believe it will be preserved and restored as part of the new building. For more, see this website. [map]