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1950s

Eagle Rock Recreation Center
Photo by Tom Davies

Eagle Rock Recreation Center

Before gaining fame for his residential designs, Richard Neutra built a rec center, implementing it with ideas he was still exploring for his house designs
General Motors Training Center
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

General Motors Training Center

Behind the walls of a low-slung, unassuming Modern building on Riverside Drive in Burbank lies a state-of-the-art training facility for GM mechanics and salesmen.
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

General Panel Residence

The only complete prefab building system created in the immediate postwar period featured an innovative framing system based on the "wedge connector," an X-shaped, cast-steel mechanism within wood-framed panels.
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George's 50s Diner

An iconic building with all the essential ingredients of the drive-in diner with a building that served as its own best advertising at the busy intersection of Atlantic Avenue and San Antonio Drive.
Glazier House
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Glazier House

One of Encino's loveliest Mid-Century Modern designs can be found in the Glazier House, perched above its curving hillside street.
Photo by Tom Davies

Glendale County Building

The 1959 building's modern design has long been recognized as an important example of mid-century office design and incorporates contrasting materials and forms as well as significant interior elements

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