California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 5)

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Aloha Optometric Center
Hemet, CA
South Bay Art Department
Hermosa Beach, CA
The Aloha Optometric Center building appears to be from the 1960s. I don't know what the original occupant was. [map]

The building now housing the South Bay Art Department was constructed in 1963. It previously housed the King's Gallery, a picture framing store. I don't know if that was the original tenant. [map]

Randolph Collier Rest Area [map]

Chalet Liquor
Huntington Beach, CA
The Chalet Liquor building appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

Inglewood Mortuary
Inglewood, CA
The Inglewood Mortuary was designed by Charles E. Heath and built in 1952. [map]

The Forum
Inglewood, CA


The Forum was designed by Charles Luckman and built in 1967. The round building served as an arena for sports and concerts. In 2000, the building was acquired by the Faithful Central Bible Church. It continued to be used for live performances. In 2012, the Madison Square Garden Company bought the building. After refurbishing, The Forum reopened in 2014 featuring sports and concerts. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Inglewood:
Brolly Hut

former CLIC Photo
Joshua Tree, CA
I believe this structure in Joshua Tree originally housed a CLIC Photo. It appears to be from the 1960s or 1970s. There is an identical booth like this one in Sandell, TX. There was another one of these booths in Clovis, NM which might indicate that these booths were all over the Southwest. However, this structures are so small and light that they could easily be transported anywhere. This booth was previously located in Yucca Valley, CA. The previous owner said there were lots of these booths around Southern California. Around 2006, the owner of Art Queen purchased the booth and moved it to the back of the property. It was later painted lime green and now houses the Crochet Museum. It had previously been painted brown and beige. [map]

dairy building
Kerman, CA
This dairy building has what appears to be mid-century decorative panels on the front of the building. The stairs in front of the building were added sometime after 2012. The building appears to be vacant now. [map]

La Mesa:
Drew Ford [gone]

mixed-use building
Long Beach, CA
This mixed-use building was built in 1959. The building was vacant when these photos were taken in 2016. It previously housed an adult daycare center. It is being marketed for medical and/or retail use. [map]

More Long Beach:
former Ray Vines Chrysler

unidentified building [gone]
Los Banos, CA
This unidentified building housed a psychic in 2016. The building appeared to be vacant in 2017 when this photo was taken. I have no idea what it housed originally. It appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. The building was gone by 2022.

Mammoth Mountain Inn
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mammoth Mountain Chalets
Mammoth Lakes, CA
The Mammoth Mountain Inn was designed by Theodore Boutmy and built in 1958. [map]

The Mammoth Mountain Chalets which are next door to the Inn were built in the 1950s. [map]

More Mammoth Lakes:
A-Frame Liquor
Kittredge Sports

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