Santa Monica Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings

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Shangri-La Apartments
Santa Monica, CA
Vogue Apartments
Santa Monica, CA
The Shangri-La Apartments was designed by William Foster and built from 1939-1940. The building now houses the Hotel Shangri-La. For more, see this website. [map]

The Vogue Apartments were designed by G.C. McAllister and built in 1937. [map]

Voss Apartments
Santa Monica, CA
The Voss Apartments were built in 1937 as the Fitzgerald Apartments. For more, see this website. [map]

Georgian Hotel
Santa Monica, CA


The Georgian Hotel was designed by M. Eugene Durfee and built in 1931. The rooftop's neon sign has been changed to LED tubing. The letters over the entrance were backlit plastic for many years. In 2023, they were restored with neon. For more, see this website. [map]

Santa Monica City Hall
Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica City Hall was designed by Donald Parkinson and Joseph Estep. It was built in 1939 as a PWA project. [map]

former Post Office
Santa Monica, CA
This Post Office was designed by Robert Dennis Murray and built in 1937. It closed in 2013. In 2021, it began housing an art gallery. [map]

Barnum Hall
Santa Monica, CA
Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School was designed by Marsh, Smith & Powell and built in 1938. It was originally known as the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. In 1944, it was renamed Barnum Hall. [map]

Sears, Roebuck & Company
Santa Monica, CA
This Sears, Roebuck & Company department store was built in 1947. It was designed by Roland Crawford. The store closed in 2017. The building has been adapted for retail, food and offices known as The Mark 302. The neon Sears sign on the south side of the building remains. [map]

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