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1950s

Wilshire Terrace Co-Op
Photo by Larry Underhill

Wilshire Terrace Co-Op

Marking a new era in Wilshire Boulevard development, Wilshire Terrace Co-Op was designed to put the single-family "California way of living" into a high-rise context.
Wirick House
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Wirick House

Its delicate appearance belies the strength and endurance of its structural system, which seems to reflect the attitude of the World War II veterans who came from the USC School: if we can win a war, we can certainly build beautiful houses on this little hill.
Woodside
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Woodland West

A distinctive collection of rambling, horizontally oriented Contemporary Ranch buildings on curvilinear streets, Woodland Hills' Woodland West neighborhood was completed in 1964 and remains a wonderfully intact postwar neighborhood.
Photo by James Black, AIA, lomo.architectureburger.com

Zucky's

Zucky's exemplified the space-age Googie coffee shop.

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