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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.
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.
Photo by Hunter Kerhart

Central Plaza

"We think Wilshire will be the New York of the West Coast," said this building's developer, Norman Tishman.
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.
Great Western Savings
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Chase Bank, Gardena

Completed in 1961, the building was the prototype for all other Great Western Savings buildings and boasted an all-concrete design and walls made entirely of glass.
Chase Bank
Photo by Tom Davies

Chase Bank, Glendale

A beautiful example of a Modern style that truly glorifies its surroundings and a good reminder of the architectural aspirations many banks embraced during the postwar period.

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