California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 6)

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Shorewood Realtors
Manhattan Beach, CA
Mentone Plaza
Mentone, CA
The Shorewood Realtors building was built in 1964. The sign was probably built at the same time. These photos are from 2013. The building now houses a law office. [map]

Mentone Plaza was built in 1963. It originally housed Mentone Liquor and Deli. It was built by Swen Larson. [map]

former Regal Cleaners
Montrose, CA
Regal Cleaners opened here in 1957 and closed in 2021. In 2024, the building began housing the How's It Going to End coffee shop. It hasn't been decided if the sign will remain or be changed. [map]

Montrose Bike Shop
Montrose, CA
Cub's Liquor
Needles, CA
The Montrose Bike Shop building was constructed in 1962. The bike shop was the original tenant. [map]

Cub's Liquor opened in 1959. [map]

Newport Beach, CA
2006: 2013:
This Bloomingdale's was built in 1967 as a Broadway department store. It became a Bloomingdale's store in 1996. The building was designed by Welton Becket. The metal screens were added to the building during a 2013 remodeling. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [2006 photo thanks Tyler Norman] [map]

Stuft Shirt Restaurant
Newport Beach, CA
The Stuft Shirt Restaurant was designed by Ladd & Kelsey and built in 1961. The building housed Windows on the Bay from the mid-1990s until around 2000. It remained vacant after that. Since 2011, the building has housed A'maree's, a women's clothing store. In 2018, it was announced that the building will most likely be demolished for a new development. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Laundry Love
North Hollywood, CA
Laundry Love was built in 1965 as a Dunkers Delite coffee shop, a California chain. It has housed several laundromats since at least 2007. [map]

Norwalk Indoor Swap Meet [gone]
Norwalk, CA
The Norwalk Indoor Swap Meet was built as a Unimart in 1962. The building later housed a Two Guys. The building was demolished in 2018.

Oakland Arena
Oakland, CA
The Oakland Arena was originally known as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, also known as the Oakland Coliseum Arena. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and built in 1966. In 2006, it became the Oracle Arena. These photos are from 2014. In 2019, it became the Oakland Arena. For more, see this website. [map]

More Oakland:
former Mel's Drive-in

California Visitors' Center
Olympic Valley, CA
The California Visitors' Center was built in 1960 for the Winter Olympics. The building now houses the Members Locker Room at the Squaw Valley ski resort. In 2012, there was talk of demolishing the building. However, that threat seems to have passed. These photos are from 2014. [map]

Pavilion of Flowers
Pacifica, CA
The Pavilion of Flowers was built in 1966 and is still operating. [map]

Palo Alto, CA
This round building was designed by Edward Durrell Stone and constructed in 1964. From 2016-2021, it housed a Lemonade restaurant. The building is currently vacant. Does anyone know what was here originally? [map]

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