California Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings (page 9)

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former Bubbles Balboa Club
Newport Beach, CA
2008: 2013:
2015: 2019:
The former Bubbles Balboa Club restaurant was an ordinary look bank in the 1960s. The building was vacant in the 1970s. In 1985, the building was given this Streamline Moderne treatment. There was a wide, clear pole in the dining area filled with bubbling water, hence the name of "Bubbles." The building was in use as the Bubbles Art Gallery in 2008. The building was vacant by 2013. By 2014, the building was occupied by Maverick's Gastropub. The block glass, tiles, rounded and porthole windows are gone now. In 2018, the building began housing the Palms. The building is currently vacant. [map]

Balboa Market [gone]
Newport Beach, CA
The Balboa Market opened in 1938 as a Safeway supermarket. In 1950, the store was known as Bob's Village Market. The Balboa Market closed in 2006 and the building was still vacant when this photo was taken in 2008. In 2010, the building was demolished. I don't know if the sign was saved.

Magnolia Elementary School
Oakdale, CA
The Magnolia Elementary School was built in 1938. [map]

Town & Country Center
Palm Springs, CA
Ship of the Desert
Palm Springs, CA
The Town & Country Center was built in 1948. It was designed by A. Quincy Jones and Paul R. Williams. The Center consists of seven buildings which were used for shopping and dining. The buildings have been vacant and endangered for many years. For more, see this website. [map]

The Ship of the Desert was built in 1936. It was designed by Erle Webster and Adrian Wilson. For more, see this website. [map]

Acme Glass Company
Palo Alto, CA
The Acme Glass Company opened here in 1938. This vitrolite facade appears to be from then. Acme Glass has been gone for many years but the facade has been preserved. [map]

Hoover Pavilion
Palo Alto, CA
The Hoover Pavilion was built in 1931 as the Palo Alto Hospital. The building was restored in 2012. These photos are from 2014. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]