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California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 2)

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Anderton Court Shops
Beverly Hills, CA
The Anderton Court Shops were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1952. For more, see this website. [map]

Burlingame:
Hyatt Cinema

Carmel Rancho II
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
This Carmel Rancho II shopping center was built in 1959. [map]

Carquest Auto Parts
Calexico, CA
Sam Ellis Store
Calexico, CA
This Carquest Auto Parts store building entrance canopy appears to be from the 1960s. This photo is from 2018. I don't know if this was the original occupant. By 2020, the building was vacant and boarded up. [map]

The Sam Ellis Store opened in 1915. The concrete canopies were probably added in the 1960s. [map]

Fredericks Realty
Carson, CA
commercial building
Cathedral City, CA
There was a Fredericks Realty office in Carson at this address in 1963. I assume that was this building's original tenant. The building now houses Foot Expertz. [map]

This commercial building was built in 1968. [map]

Chatsworth Veterinary Clinic
Chatsworth, CA
I believe the Chatsworth Veterinary Clinic building was built in 1960. I believe that is the original occupant, although it is now part of the VCA chain now. The pergola in front of the entrance must have been a later addition. [map]

Hexaplex
Chester, CA
Southern California Auto House
Costa Mesa, CA
This building is an example of a Hexaplex. These structures were developed by the Radexhomes Corporation which was based in San Francisco. The buildings were marketed in the early 1970s for residential use (the "Mini Mansion") and recreational use (the "Closed Pavilion" and "Open Pavilion"). Radexhomes went out of business in 1974. The radial folded plate design features 12 triangular panels, coated with fiberglass "Duradek". The panels were bolted in place with six cast metal brackets. Other Hexaplex structures were built in Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, and Glen Ellen. The 702 Minnesota Ave. building in San Jose, CA looks like a match.

The Chester building housed a residence originally. It was built around 1973. The building now houses Dare to Be Dazzled. [map]

The Southern California Auto House building was built in 1965 for Hollister's Nursery. The 10-sided building was painted white and had a blue roof. That business closed in the early 1980s. By the early 2000s, the building was housing a Suzuki dealership. It housed Bob Hix Pontiac after that. Since at least 2018, the building has housed used car dealerships. [map]

former Charter Oak Bowl
Covina, CA
The Charter Oak Bowl was built in 1964. It later became the Arrow Bowl. The building now houses the Community Thrift Store. The sign orginally had a big star at the center. [map]

Funeraria Del Angel
Delano, CA
The Funeraria Del Angel was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1967. Wright completed his design just before his death in 1959. The project was completed by his son-in-law, William Wesley Peters. For more, see this website. [map]

Downey:
former Massey Cadillac [gone]

Sunset View Mortuary
El Cerrito, CA
The Sunset View Mortuary was built in 1962. It was designed by William Corlett of Corlett & Spackman. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Pic-N-Pac Liquors
El Cerrito, CA
This Pic-N-Pac Liquors location appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

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