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California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 4)

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parking garage
Encino, CA
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store
Eureka, CA
This parking garage screen is located at the rear of the Ventura Woodley Building which was built in 1969. [map]

This Sherwin-Williams Paint Store building appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. Does anyone know more about this building? [map]

Corner Post
Fall River Mills, CA
The Corner Post building is probably from the 1960s. [map]

Fort Bragg:
A Frame Expresso

parking garage
Fresno, CA
This parking garage was built in 1969. It is also known as the Spiral Garage. There are similar spiral parking structures in St. Louis, MO, Rochester, NY, Chicago, IL, and Switzerland. These structures may have been inspired by New York City's Guggenheim Museum which was built in 1959. [map]

Ridge Building
Fresno, CA
The Ridge Building is decorated with sculpture and fountains from Stan Bitters. He designed this exterior in 1968. [map]

Duncan Ceramic Products
Fresno, CA
The sign and exterior sculpture at Duncan Ceramic Products was created by Stan Bitters in 1969. For more, see this website. [map]

Fresno Fulton Mall fountains
Fresno, CA
The Fresno Fulton Mall was built as a pedestrian mall in 1964. These fountains were installed then. The first fountain above, entitled "Obos", was created by George Tsutakawa. The fountains on the right above, entitled "Dancing Waters", were sculpted by Stan Bitters. In 2017, the pedestrian mall was opened to traffic. The 32 sculptures were all preserved. The Dancing Waters fountain had to be moved slightly. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

former Fresno Community and Convention Center
Fresno, CA
The Fresno Community and Convention Center was designed by Robert W. Stevens & Associates. It was built from 1965-1966 and consisted of three buildings: a theater, an exhibit hall, and an arena. The buildings are sheathed in oxidizing steel. The buildings now house the William Saroyan Theatre, Valdez Hall, and the Selland Arena. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Clocktower
Fresno, CA
Big Top Carousel
Fresno, CA
This sixty-foot-tall Clocktower is installed at the Fulton Street Mall. It was built in 1964 by Jan de Swart. The tower is made of wood with a fiberglass finish. It was restored in 2017. [map]

I believe the Big Top Carousel was built in 1955 when Playland opened. There was a different roof then. It was probably remodeled to its current folded plate roof in the early 1960s. [map]

The Fullerton City Hall was built in 1963. It was designed by Smith, Powell & Morgridge. [map]

Jet Center
Hawthorne, CA
The Jet Center at the Hawthorne Municipal Airport appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

Recreation & Community Services Senior Center
Hawthorne, CA
The Recreation & Community Services Senior Center was probably built in the 1960s. [map]

Hayward:
former Quik Stop
Mister Donut

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