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1950s

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1414 Fair Oaks Building

An exploration of the ideal form of California living, the former office of architects Smith & Williams is an outstanding realization of the blend of indoor/outdoor environments, easy automobile access, natural light, and innovative use of geometric forms.
Photo from L.A. Conservancy archives

Angel Food Donuts Sign

This giant donut has tempted passing motorists for more than fifty years.
Aviva High School
Photo by Devri Richmond

Aviva High School

Known for successfully integrating structures into existing landscapes and for solving problems on an individual basis, designers Ladd and Kelsey took advantage of the gently sloping site for this two-story building atop two levels of parking.
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Backus House

A modest, two-story Mid Century Modern house in the midst of sprawling Bel-Air mega-mansions, the Backus House is one of architect Greta Magnusson Grossman's earliest projects.
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Bailey House (Case Study House #21)

Built for a couple open to the idea of a steel-framed house, which allowed architect Pierre Koenig to realize his vision of an open plan design that was both affordable and beautiful.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Barlow Respiratory Hospital

A twenty-five acre hillside campus with thirty-two separate historic buildings dating from 1902 to 1952, mostly in the Craftsman and Spanish Colonial Revival styles.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Barry Building

The unusual courtyard layout of the Barry Building exemplifies modern ideals of integrating indoor and outdoor spaces in a rare commercial application.

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