California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 12)

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Turlock Memorial Park
Turlock, CA
This mausoleum at Turlock Memorial Park appears to be from the 1960s.

Angell's Mill Oaks Pharmacy
Ukiah, CA
Nut Tree Plaza
Vacaville, CA
The Angell's Mill Oaks Pharmacy operated in this building from at least the early 1970s until the 1990s. The building is now used as a residence. [map]

This Nut Tree Plaza building was built in the late 1950s. It was used as a food stand and ice cream pavilion. The Nut Tree was established in 1921 as a roadside stand. It became a tourist destination in the 1950s with a restaurant, bakery, gift shop and toy shop. The Nut Tree closed in 1996. All of the buildings but the one shown above were demolished for the development of the Nut Tree mall which opened in 2009. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Vacaville:
Coffee Tree [gone]

Van Nuys Police Station
Van Nuys, CA
The Van Nuys Police Station opened in 1964. The building was designed by Daniel Mann Johnson & Mendenhall. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Van Nuys, CA
Community Memorial Hospital
Ventura, CA
The Valley Presbyterian Hospital was designed by William Pereira and Charles Luckman. It was built in 1958. The buildings have been significantly remodeled since then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Community Memorial Hospital building was constructed in the early 1970s. [map]

Camp Arnaz
Ventura, CA
The Camp Arnaz campground was purchased by the Girl Scouts in 1974. I don't know if these structures were there before that or built then. There are six of these picnic shelters and two yurts which are used for sleeping. [map]

rest area shelters
Weed, CA
These rest area shelters appear to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Fire Station #8
West Hollywood, CA
Fire Station #8 was built in 1953. [map]

More West Hollywood:
former Ben Frank's

Whittier City Hall
Whittier, CA
The Whittier City Hall was designed by William H. Harrison and built in 1955. [map]

former Cottage Shop
Woodland Hills, CA
The Cottage Shop furniture store building was designed by Morris Brown and built in 1967. In 1969, the building housed the Woodland Casual furniture store. It was vacant when these photos were taken in 2013. Since 2016, the building has housed AGWC Rockin' Rescue. For more, see this website. [map]

restaurant [gone]

Mug's Liquor
Yuba City, CA
The Mug's Liquor building and sign appear to be from the 1960s. [map]

Yucca Valley Liquors
Yucca Valley, CA
Yucca Valley Liquors was built in 1955. It features a sloping roof and rock details. There is also neon lettering along the roofline. [map]

former Fotomat
Anaheim, CA
former Fotomat
Maywood, CA
former Fotomat
Redding, CA
coffee kiosk
San Diego, CA
former Fotomat
Oakdale, CA
former Fotomat
Glendale, CA
former Fotomat
Fallbrook, CA
former Fotomat
Covina, CA

former Fotomat
San Francisco, CA
2014: 2020:
Fotomat was a drive-thru photo developing chain founded in San Diego, CA in the 1960s. Their kiosks were located in shopping center parking lots. By 1980, there were over 4,000 locations nationwide. The original buildings had gold roofs. With the invention of one-hour developing, Fotomat's one-day service became obsolete. They began selling off their kiosks in the mid-1980s. There are still many examples of adaptive reuse of these buildings across the country.

This former Fotomat kiosk in Anaheim was home to Euclid Lock & Key in recent years. The building is vacant now. [map]

This former Fotomat kiosk in Maywood now houses a jewelry repair shop. [map]

This former Fotomat in Redding has housed the Deli & Greek Shack since 2011. [map]

This coffee kiosk building in San Diego was probably never a Fotomat. The roof has a different design and doesn't flare out as much. It also doesn't have the unique concrete flower planter on the island. It was most likely a 1960s copycat building, of which there were many across the country. [map]

This former Fotomat building in Oakdale was vacant when this photo was taken in 2017. It was housing a coffee stand in 2011 and 2012. The building has been vacant since around 2014. [map]

This former Fotomat building in Glendale is now used for discount cigarette sales. [map]

This former Fotomat building in Fallbrook was last used as a flower stand. It has been vacant since 2019. [map]

This former Fotomat building in Covina has been expanded and now houses a psychic. [map]

This former Fotomat in San Francisco housed Golden Gate Tours & Bike Rentals for several years. By 2019, the kiosk was brightly painted but was not in use. I have no idea if this kiosk was always there but there was another booth in San Francisco. [map]

For more about Fotomats, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

More California Mid-Century Modern Buildings:

Cindy's Restaurants (various cities)
Lyons Coffee Shops (various cities)
former Mel's Junior Drive-in (various cities)
Norms Restaurants (various cities)
Orbit gas stations (various cities)
Preble's Restaurants (various cities)
Sno-White Drive-ins (various cities)
Wilshire gas stations (various cities)
various gas stations (various cities)

Palm Springs Weekend, Alan Hess & Andrew Danish, 2001
Mid-Century By the Bay: A Celebration of the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1950s and 1960s, Heather David, 2010
Motel California, Heather David, 2017

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