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1950s

Lakeside Car Wash
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Lakeside Car Wash

Standing out with its unusual ranch house-meets-Googie coffee shop style, Lakeside Car Wash hides dirty cars from view while showcasing shiny and clean cars out front.
Lakewood Center
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Lakewood Center

Upon its official opening in 1952, Lakewood Center became a well-known shopping destination touted for its ultramodern style and easy automobile access.
Living Conditioned Homes
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Living-Conditioned Homes

In perhaps the most distinctive Mid-Century Modern residential neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, these homes were "conditioned" to create a model modern living experience.
Los Angeles Center Studios
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Los Angeles Center Studios

The highest building in downtown Los Angeles upon its completion in 1958, the tower's successful adaptive reuse in 1998 illustrates the potential for new uses of historic buildings.

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