California Mid-Century Modern Banks (page 9)

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former Sumitomo Bank
San Diego, CA
This former Sumitomo Bank branch was built by 1972. In 1999, the building began housing the A. Robert Cromeans Salon. Since 2004, it has housed Paul Mitchell The School. [map]

former Bay View Federal Savings
San Francisco, CA
This Bay View Federal Savings building was designed by FTM Associates and built in 1963. It housed a US Bank branch for many years. The ground floor was vacant in 2021. For more, see this website. [map]

San Francisco, CA
Chase Bank
San Francisco, CA
This Citibank branch was built in 1963. The building had been vacant since around 2016. It now houses Local Maker Mart. Does anyone know what bank was here originally? [map]

This Chase Bank branch was built in 1970. It was a Washington Mutual Bank until 2009. I don't know if that was the original tenant. [map]

Chase Bank
San Jose, CA
This Chase Bank was built in 1962 as a Salinas Valley Savings & Loan branch. The building was designed by Rojko, Sarmiento & Ecoff. The mosaic tile above the entrance is the same as the former Salinas Valley Savings in Salinas shown above. For more, see this website. [map]

Bank of the West
San Jose, CA
This Bank of the West was built in 1958 as a First National Bank. The building was designed by Higgins & Root. The coin mosaic was created by Mark Henry. The building is now vacant and endangered. For more, see this website. [map]

Bank of America
San Mateo, CA
This Bank of America branch was designed by Miller & Steiner and Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons. It was built in 1963. The facade features murals designed by Louis Macouillard. The scenes include depictions of the history of Bank of America and the development of agriculture and industry in California. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

former Harbor Savings and Loan Association
San Pedro, CA
This former Harbor Savings and Loan Association building was designed by Young & Remington and built in 1961. There was originally a moat around the building and lava rock walls inside. The shopping center's pole sign shown above was added later. [map]

Union Bank
San Rafael, CA
This Union Bank building was built in 1978. [map]

More San Rafael:
Wells Fargo Bank

U.S. Bank
Santa Monica, CA
This U.S. Bank was built as a Santa Monica Bank from 1956-1957. [map]

former Home Savings Bank
Santa Monica, CA
This former Home Savings Bank was built from 1969-1970. The mosaic mural, designed by Millard Sheets, depicts families at the beach. The sculpture was created by Richard Ellis. It was installed in a planter which was originally a fountain. The building last housed a New Balance shoe store. In 2019, the owner donated the mural to the City. It is being preserved and will be displayed along with the sculpture at the Hilbert Museum of California Art in Orange, CA. The fountain statue has been removed. The building is scheduled to be demolished. It was still there in 2021. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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