California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 10)

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Marin County Civic Center
San Rafael, CA
The Marin County Civic Center was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and was built 1957-1972. Wright passed away during the project and the buildings were completed in the 1960s by Taliesin architects Wesley Peters and Aaron Green. Wright's original plan called for gold roofs not blue. The Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, shown above in the bottom row, opened in 1971. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Post Office
San Rafael, CA
This Post Office is located across the street from the Marin County Civic Center described above. It was part of the same design plan executed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was the first building constructed. There was originally a globe in front of the building. However, it was vandalized and removed. [map]

former Sears
San Rafael, CA
This Sears was built as part of the Northgate Mall in 1973. It closed in 2018. The building now houses a RH Outlet furniture and home store. The Sears name has been covered up on the front but it is still visible on the side of the building. The recessed letters were originally painted red. [map]

Orange County Central Jail
Santa Ana, CA
The Orange County Central Jail was built in 1968. [map]

State of California
Santa Barbara, CA
The State of California building was probably built in the 1960s. [map]

Earl Warren Showgrounds Exhibit Building
Santa Barbara, CA
The Earl Warren Showgrounds Exhibit Building was completed in 1959. It was built as a permanent home for the Santa Barbara National Flower Show. The building was intended to resemble a giant daisy. The 43-foot-tall dome has eight "petals" surrounding it. The building is now used for various events including lectures, live performances, and trade shows. [map]

Acme Painting Service
Santa Clara, CA
The Acme Painting Service building was built in 1964. It now houses Western Grinding Service. For more, see this website. [map]

The Off Ramp
Santa Clara, CA
The Off Ramp bicycle shop building appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. I don't know what was here originally. [map]

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