Mid-Century Modern | Los Angeles Conservancy

Mid-Century Modern

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Blaisdell Medical Building

With its emphasis on integrated landscaping and large expanses of glass, Blaisdell cemented the architect's signature style of making even commercial properties feel warm and down to earth.
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Boat Houses

These miniscule (by today's standards) homes are clad in warm wood with angled ceilings, built-in furniture and glass facades giving Harry Gesner's "boat houses" their name.
Photo by Flora Chou/L.A. Conservancy
Photo by Flora Chou/L.A. Conservancy

Bowler House

This striking, Mid-Century Modern design incorporates many of the hallmarks that defined Frank Lloyd Wright's signature style.
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Capitol Records Tower

The world's first circular office building and one of L.A.'s most iconic buildings, an important illustration of the evolving work of Welton Becket and Associates during the 1950s.
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Carling House

Designed for film composer Foster Carling, who wanted an open plan to accommodate his grand piano, the home's design played a key role in developing architect John Lautner's extraordinary ideas and methods.
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Casa de Cadillac

A well-known landmark of San Fernando Valley Modernism, Casa de Cadillac has been showcasing cars continuously since 1949, but only recently has it been restored to its original grandeur.
Case Study House #1
Photo by Larry Underhill

Case Study House #1

Case Study House #1 introduced architectural elements that came to characterize the Case Study House program, including floor to ceiling glass, a flat roof, and an open floor plan.
Photo by Regina O'Brien

Case Study House #10

Case Study House #10 exemplified the Case Study House program goals through the use of new building materials and techniques, affordability for the average American, simplicity of construction, economy of materials, and integration of indoor and outdoor living.

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