California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (page 8)

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Eckert's Moving & Storage
San Marcos, CA
The Eckert's Moving & Storage warehouse was built in 1972. The building now houses SiteOne Landscape Supply and has been painted white. [map]

San Pedro, CA
This YMCA was designed by Andrew Joncich and William Lusby and built in 1966. [map]

former Sears
San Rafael, CA
This Sears was built as part of the Northgate Mall in 1973. It closed in 2018. The building now houses a RH Outlet furniture and home store. The Sears name has been covered up on the front but it is still visible on the side of the building. The recessed letters were originally painted red. [map]

Earl Warren Showgrounds Exhibit Building
Santa Barbara, CA
The Earl Warren Showgrounds Exhibit Building was completed in 1959. It was built as a permanent home for the Santa Barbara National Flower Show. The building was intended to resemble a giant daisy. The 43-foot-tall dome has eight "petals" surrounding it. The building is now used for various events including lectures, live performances, and trade shows. [map]

Acme Painting Service
Santa Clara, CA
The Acme Painting Service building was built in 1964. It now houses Western Grinding Service. For more, see this website. [map]

The Off Ramp
Santa Clara, CA
The Off Ramp bicycle shop building appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. I don't know what was here originally. [map]

Octopus' Garden
Santa Cruz, CA
Suzuki Motorcycles [gone]
Santa Fe Springs, CA
This Boardwalk building that now houses Octopus' Garden has had these fins since at least 1967. For more, see this website. [map]

The Suzuki Motorcycles West Coast headquarters building was constructed in the late 1960s or early 1970s. It had been vacant and boarded up for many years. The building was gone by 2022.

Santa Monica:
former Penguin Coffee Shop

Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Santa Rosa, CA
This structure at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery is known as Madelyne's Chapel. It was built in 1965. For more, see this website. [map]

Seal Beach Liquor
Seal Beach, CA
Seal Beach Liquor appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. The sign's neon is missing now. [map]

More Seal Beach:
former Parasol Restaurant

Sherman Oaks:
Corky's Restaurant
former Kerry's Coffee Shop

Optica Frames & Lens
South Gate, CA
The Optica Frames & Lens store has a tiki-looking roof. My theory is that this was the office space for the adjacent Capri Apartments which were built in 1959 and may have originally been a motel. Can anyone confirm or correct this? [map]

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