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Mid-Century Modern

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Norwalk Civic Center

Architectural firm Kistner, Wright and Wright designed Norwalk City Hall as a one-story square steel box clad in tinted glass and panels covered with vibrant blue and green mosaic tile.
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Office Building

A lovely example of Mid-Century Modern architecture in a low-rise, commercial context, easy to miss in the abundance of eye-catching architecture on Ventura Boulevard.
Orville Wright Middle School
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Orville Wright Middle School

Facing an enormous population explosion in the postwar period and not nearly enough classrooms for students, LAUSD solicited designs for the school building program from a variety of talented architects vying to design the ideal school.
Panorama Bank
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Panorama Bank

This elongated concrete dome structure with its expanses of glass walls resembles nothing so much as an alien spacecraft touched down in the middle of Panorama City's shopping district.
Panorama City
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Panorama City

A master plan calling for over 4,000 houses with thoughtful, modern, mostly Ranch and Minimal Traditional designs featuring technological innovations perfected during World War II—all for under $10,000.
Park La Brea
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Park La Brea

L.A.'s largest and best-known garden apartment community originally boasted views out of every living room window into a large park.
Pegasus Apartments
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Pegasus Apartments

Representing a significant stage in the evolution of the high-rise office buildings of Los Angeles, the 1949 Mobil Oil/General Petroleum Building was one of Wurdeman and Becket's first major office commissions.

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