California Mid-Century Modern Library Buildings (page 2)

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Norwalk Public Library
Norwalk, CA
The Norwalk Public Library was built in 1969. The mosaic panels were created by Ben Mayer. [map]

Pico Rivera Library [gone]
Pico Rivera, CA
The Pico Rivera Library was built in 1961. The City's website claimed that this was the only round library in the country. These photos are from 2008. The building was demolished in 2012. A new library will be built on the site.


Riverside Public Library
Riverside, CA


The Main Library was designed by Moise, Harbach & Hewlett and built in 1965. The building features concrete screens. From 2021-2022, the building was adapted for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture. [map]

San Diego

Montana Avenue Branch Library
Santa Monica, CA
The Montana Avenue Branch Library was designed by Weldon J. Fulton and built in 1960. [map]

Van Nuys Library
Van Nuys, CA
The Van Nuys Library was designed by Glenn L. Arbogast. It opened in 1964. [map]