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1940s

Photo by Truus, Bob and Jan of Holland on Flickr

Bigfoot Crest Theatre

The Westwood Theatre was built by Frances Seymour Fonda, Henry Fonda’s second wife and the mother of Peter and Jane.
Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

Bob Mizer Residence and Studio

Photographer Bob Mizer founded one of the first erotic art publications from his studio and home in Pico-Union in the 1940s.
Photo courtesy www.you-are-here.com

Bob's Big Boy

This Toluca Lake landmark escaped the wrecking ball, thanks to the Conservancy's Modern Committee.
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Bun 'n Burger

In continuous operation since 1949, the Late Moderne style Bun 'n Burger is a beloved local destination slinging affordable diner food from morning till night.
Photo by Michael Locke

Burbank City Hall

An icon of the Late Moderne style, Burbank City Hall epitomizes the best of civic architecture in terms of aesthetics as well as function and remains a point of pride for the City of Burbank.
Burbank Water and Power
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

Burbank Water and Power

An example of the Late Moderne style, the Burbank Water and Power headquarters recently became the first sustainable utility campus in California by combining the original industrial facilities with sustainable technologies.
Photo by Don Barrett on Flickr

Cadillac Jack's and Pink Motel

One of many motels and restaurants to spring up along San Fernando Road during the postwar boom but one of very few mid-century roadside commercial resources to have survived.
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

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.
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

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.

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