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California Mid-Century Modern Office Buildings (page 7)

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McGraw-Hill Distribution Center
Novato, CA
The McGraw-Hill Distribution Center was designed by John Savage Bolles & Associates. It was built from 1962-1963. McGraw-Hill left in 1991. The building housed Birkenstock from 1992-2007. It remained vacant until 2012 when Birkenstock moved back in. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Warehouse Union Local 6
Oakland, CA
The ILWU Local 6, the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, building was designed by Herbert T. Johnson and built in 1965. The murals were created by Benny Bufano. For more, see this website. [map]

Oceanside Office Park
Oceanside, CA
The Oceanside Office Park was built in 1983 with a mid-century modern flair. There are two of these pyramid-shaped buildings. The complex was sold in 2022 and is being remodeled for Coastal Academy High School. [map]

Orange Council Chambers and Civic Center
Orange, CA
The Orange Council Chambers and Civic Center were probably built in the 1960s. [map]

City Hall
Palm Springs, CA
Palm Springs City Hall was designed by Albert Frey and built from 1952-1957. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Hewlett-Packard Labs Building
Palo Alto, CA
This Hewlett Packard Labs Building opened in 1960. It still houses Hewlett-Packard. The two murals that flank the entrance were created by Mary Henry. [map]

Palo Alto Office Center
Palo Alto, CA
The Palo Alto Office Center was designed by Tallie Maule and built from 1965-1966. For more, see this website. [map]

Santa Clara County Superior Court
Palo Alto, CA
This Santa Clara County Superior Court building appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Hewlett-Packard Scientific Instruments Building [gone]
Palo Alto, CA
The Hewlett-Packard Scientific Instruments Building was built around 1962. In recent years, it housed Facebook. After that, the building has housed Theranos, Inc. These photos are from 2014. The building had been demolished by 2015. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

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