California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 7)

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former Friend Paper Company
Pasadena, CA
The Friend Paper Company building was built in 1964. It was designed by Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams. Around 2007, the building's facade was saved and integrated into retail space. A new condo building was added behind it. For more, see this website. [map]

Norton Simon Museum
Pasadena, CA
The Norton Simon Museum was established in 1922 as the Pasadena Art Institute. The name was changed to the Pasadena Art Museum in 1954. The building shown above was completed in 1969. It was designed by local architects, Ladd & Kelsey. In 1975, the museum was renamed after Norton Simon. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Chalet Florist
Petaluma, CA
The Chalet Florist opened here in 1961. The building and sign appear to be from then. [map]

C.H. Baker
Pomona, CA
This C.H. Baker shoe store was here by 1956. The building now houses an antiques store. [map]

More Pomona:
former Mission Family Restaurant [gone]

Rancho Mirage:
Chart House Restaurant [gone]

J&S Market
Redding, CA
Santos & Associates
Redlands, CA
The J&S Market appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. By 2018, the name had changed to BJ Supermarket. [map]

I believe the Santos & Associates tax preparers office building was built in 1967 for the Tossie's Chicken To-Go restaurant. [map]

Acme Auto Sales
Rialto, CA
The Acme Auto Sales structure was built in 1963 for the Rialto Car Wash. By 1969, it was housing a taxi service. It began housing Acme Auto Sales in 1972. This photo is from 2013. By 2016, the structure was housing another used car dealership. [map]

multi-tenant building
San Carlos, CA
This multi-tenant building in San Carlos appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. Does anyone know what was here originally? [map]

retail building
San Carlos, CA
This retail building was built in 1962. It has housed Bedroom & More since around 2011. This may have been a Hide Away Bed Center originally. [map]

More San Carlos:
Elite Motors [gone]

Quik Stop
San Leandro, CA
former Quik Stop
Hayward, CA
These two Quik Stop locations were built in 1966 as the first two locations of the chain. The Hayward location now houses Hayward Food & Liquor. [San Leandro map]; [Hayward map]

Quik Stop
San Carlos, CA
This remodeled Quik Stop now houses the Holly Market. [map]

If you know of any other Quik Stop locations, I'd love to hear from you.

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