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Glendale Federal Savings
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Glendale Federal Savings, Glendale

Peruvian-born architect W. A. Sarmiento designed hundreds of Modern-style bank buildings all over the country, but one of the most renowned and best-loved is right in Glendale.
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Hale House

The house that launched architect Craig Ellwood's career and the first building he designed after establishing his own practice in 1949, described as one of three seminal postwar California houses.
Harbor Building
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Harbor Building

Combining Corporate International and Late Moderne styles, Claud Beelman's Harbor Building on Wilshire Boulevard is one of the era's most impressive corporate buildings.
Hayworth Avenue Dingbats
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Hayworth Avenue Dingbats

An entire street full of intact dingbats is a rare and special thing indeed, making Hollywood's wonderful 1956-1965 dingbat cluster on Hayworth Avenue a must-see.
Hollywood Riviera
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Hollywood Riviera

While the courtyard apartment is very common building in Southern California, in regard to style and integrity few compare to the Hollywood Riviera.
Johnie's Coffee Shop
Photo by Stephen Russo

Johnie's Coffee Shop

One of L.A.'s finest examples of Googie architecture popular in the 1950s and '60s stands as an irreplaceable reminder of L.A.'s postwar period.
Photo by Roger Davies

Kronish House

One of only three Richard Neutra designs ever built in Beverly Hills, the Kronish House is reportedly Neutra's largest residential commission in North America.

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