California Mid-Century Modern Office Buildings (page 5)

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Arrowhead Products Building
Los Alamitos, CA
Arrowhead Products, an aerospace products company, moved to this site in 1960. I believe these buildings were constructed around 1963. [map]

Wolfsen Land & Cattle Company
Los Banos, CA
The Wolfsen Land & Cattle Company corporate office building is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Screen Actors Guild
Los Angeles, CA
The former Screen Actors Guild building was built in 1956. It was designed by E.J. Samaniego and George C. Hall. The building now houses the AV Squad. [map]

Department of Water & Power
Los Angeles, CA
City Hall East
Los Angeles, CA
This Department of Water & Power building, now known as the John Ferraro Office Building, opened in 1965. For more, see this website. [map]

City Hall East was designed by Stanton & Stockwell and built in 1973. The pedestrian walkway at the third floor connects to City Hall. For more, see this website. [map]

Pacific Bell Telephone Building
Los Angeles, CA
The Pacific Bell Telephone Building was built in 1961. It is now known as the AT&T Tower. The microwave tower on top of the building was used from the 1960s-1990s. The relief sculpture was installed on the side of the building in 1961. It was created by Anthony Heinsbergen. The sculpture is entitled ""Bell Communications Around the Globe". It features old telephone switches and other equipment. [map]

American Cement Building
Los Angeles, CA
The American Cement Building was built in 1964. The exterior features extensive use of cast concrete. In 2002, the building was converted into residential and office lofts. For more, see this website. [map]

Hanna-Barbera Building
Los Angeles, CA


The Hanna-Barbera Building was designed by Arthur Froelich and built in 1962. The "cartoon factory" was nearly demolished in 2004. The building housed an LA Fitness location in 2008. The building now houses Added Value, a marketing company. For more, see this website. [map]

Department of Water and Power
Los Angeles, CA
This Department of Water and Power office was built in 1954. [map]

U.S. Custom House
Los Angeles, CA
The U.S. Custom House was designed by Austin, Field & Fry and built in 1966. The building appeared to be vacant when these photos were taken in 2013. For more, see this website. [map]

Hughes Aircraft Employee Credit Union
Los Angeles, CA
6200 Wilshire Medical Building
Los Angeles, CA
The Hughes Aircraft Employee Credit Union building now houses the Airport Endscopy Center and other medical offices. It was designed by Perry C. Langston and built in 1968. [map]

The 6200 Wilshire Medical Building was built in 1972. These photos are from 2012. In 2016, the entrance in the photo on the far right was remodeled. The tiles are gone and new letters were installed reading "Wilshire Center Building". For more, see this website. [first photo thanks Gregory May] [map]

Century Plaza Towers
Los Angeles, CA
Eaton Corporation
Los Angeles, CA
The Century Plaza Towers were built from 1969-1975. They were designed by Minoru Yamasaki who was also responsible for the similar-looking World Trade Center in New York City. The twin 44-story buildings were commissioned by Alcoa and they appropriately have an aluminum skin. They are the tallest buildings in southern California outside of downtown Los Angeles. For more, see this website. [map]

This Eaton Corporation building appears to be from the 1960s. Does anyone know anything about it? [map]

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