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1940s

Photo by David Wakely

Rancho Los Alamitos

Rancho Los Alamitos has hosted generations of various cultures, from the native Gabrielino-Tongva to governors to early Western families.
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Rodriguez House

Designed by master architect R. M. Schindler, the Rodriguez House is almost totally intact, serving as a vibrant and beautiful example of the architect’s innovative residential designs.
Photo by Laure Joliet

Salkin House

Forgotten for decades, this "Lost Lautner" found a preservation-minded owner who restored it to its former glory.
Photo by Elizabeth Daniels

Schaffer House

Constructed largely of redwood and glass supported by red brick and concrete, the Schaffer House by John Lautner feels like a newly pitched tent or a wood cabin that provides shelter and privacy without boxing out nature.
Photo by Trudi Sandmeier

Sears Santa Monica

Marking commercial development's shift in focus from pedestrian traffic to automobile centers, Sears Santa Monica is a rare and intact example of Late Moderne style and captures the era's feeling of optimism and growth.
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Sheats Apartments

Completed in 1949, the building was designed by master architect John Lautner as eight units of student housing. Asymmetrically arranged shapes, from circular volumes to long, flat planes, step up the hill and around each other to form a strangely harmonious, abstractly futuristic, and truly organic-feeling whole.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Southwest Marine (Bethlehem Steel Corp.; Southwestern Shipbuilding)

Southwest Marine is the last remaining example of the once highly significant shipbuilding industry at the Port of Los Angeles, remarkably intact and dating to World War II, with sixteen buildings and structures considered contributing elements of a National Register-eligible historic district.
Sportsmen's Lodge, 2015. Photo by Shane Swerdlow.

Sportsmen's Lodge

A rustic fixture on Ventura Boulevard for more than half a century, the Sportsmen's Lodge embodies the story of the San Fernando Valley.
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Star Theatre

The Star Theatre is notable as the only surviving lamella roof theater designed by master architect S. Charles Lee in Los Angeles County

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