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California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 3)

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Compton City Hall & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Compton, CA
Compton City Hall was designed by Harold L. Williams and built in 1976. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was built in 1978, next to City Hall. The Memorial was originally designed as a fountain with a spout of water shooting through the ring at the top. [map]

Post Office
Concord, CA
This Post Office was built in 1971. There are two USPS logo mosaics. [map]

Southern California Auto House
Costa Mesa, CA
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]

Post Office
Daly City, CA
This Post Office was built in 1964. [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]

Sonoma Developmental Center
Eldridge, CA
The Sonoma Developmental Center has been around since the 1880s, serving people with developmental disabilities. I believe these additional buildings were built around 1956. [map]

Elk Grove:
Mr. Motorhome RV Center

Driftwood Dairy
El Monte, CA
The Driftwood Dairy was established in the 1920s. This retail store was built in 1961. It was originally known as the Driftyland Dairy-Port. The curbs are decorated with ceramic tiles of milk bottles and "Drifty the Cow", the company's mascot. In 2012, the upper panel of the sign was damaged by wind. The panel was removed and the sign was altered. The first photo above is from 2008; the second is from 2013. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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