1950s | Los Angeles Conservancy

1950s

Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Canner's Steam Plant

The Canner’s Steam Plant was integral to the booming seafood canning industry at Terminal Island, generating steam from a single source which enhanced the canning process and helped increase efficiency throughout Fish Harbor.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Capitol Records Tower

The world's first circular office building and one of L.A.'s most iconic buildings, an important illustration of the evolving work of Welton Becket and Associates during the 1950s.
Photo from Tom Gardner Collection/Conservancy archives

CBS Television City

CBS' Television City was one of the first and largest complexes built expressly for television production and broadcasting, and clearly signified L.A.'s intent to become the capital of television broadcasting.
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.
Photo by Tony Hoffarth on Flickr

Chips

With its exaggerated rooflines, tall windows, and eye-catching signage, this quintessential Googie coffee shop, in continuous operation since its opening, was designed by Taliesin-trained Harry Harrison.
Chuey Residence, as photographed by Julius Shulman. Courtesy of J.Paul Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

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