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1950s

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Office Building

A lovely example of Mid-Century Modern architecture in a low-rise, commercial context, easy to miss in the abundance of eye-catching architecture on Ventura Boulevard.
Orville Wright Middle School
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Orville Wright Middle School

Facing an enormous population explosion in the postwar period and not nearly enough classrooms for students, LAUSD solicited designs for the school building program from a variety of talented architects vying to design the ideal school.
Pann's Coffee Shop
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Pann's Coffee Shop

One of the last and best of the iconic futuristic coffee shops designed by the prolific firm of Armet & Davis, its traffic island is an oasis of subtropical planting beneath an immense, hovering "tortoise shell" roof.
Panorama Bank
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Panorama Bank

This elongated concrete dome structure with its expanses of glass walls resembles nothing so much as an alien spacecraft touched down in the middle of Panorama City's shopping district.
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Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures reveals the evolution of Hollywood film studios in the twentieth century and is home to a rich collection of historic buildings.
Perkins House
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Perkins House

A house designed for art history professor Constance Perkins' to reflect her personal living style: art-loving, landscape-focused, creative, and independent.

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