Mid-Century Modern | Los Angeles Conservancy

Mid-Century Modern

Los Angeles Public Library, Canoga Park Branch (former)
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

CDI Early Learning Center

A destination for readers and zigzag roof-lovers alike, the Canoga Park Library was the first Mid-Century Modern-style library to be named a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Photo courtesy Yamasaki Associates

Century Plaza Hotel

Designed by Minoru Yamasaki for ALCOA, the hotel opened in 1966 and illustrates Yamasaki's love of ornamentation through materials and pattern.
Photo by Michael Locke

Chapel of the Jesus Ethic

The spiritual centerpiece of the Foundation of Niscience complex, the chapel is a modern nod to the concept of visibly integrating the natural and the built environments.
Photo courtesy the Kor Group

Chase Knolls

This garden apartment community in Sherman Oaks was built in response to the postwar population boom, for those looking for "gracious living in apartment homes."
Photo by Michael Locke

Cinerama Dome

Of all the vintage theatres in L.A., none stand out quite like the Cinerama Dome, a very rare example of an intact Cinerama theatre and the first concrete geodesic dome in the world.
Cox House
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Cox House

A remarkable Mid-Century Modern residence that literally embraces the natural environment, so much so it's aptly nicknamed "The Tree House."
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Crestwood Hills

What began as four musicians wanting to raise the level of middle-income family housing prospered into a utopian community in the middle of some of the most prime real estate in the country.

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