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1960s

Photo by Iwan Baan

Reiner-Burchill Residence (Silvertop)

Commissioned by industrialist and engineer Kenneth Reiner as his home, Silvertop was Lautner’s first major use of monolithic concrete as a sculptural as well as architectural component.
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Reynolds Buick

Designed by William Garwood, the dealership features concrete block façades dominated by the showroom, a protruding volume of floor-to-ceiling glass windows. An overhanging steel roof supported by exaggerated, almost Googie-style trusses shelters the whole building in style.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Roosevelt High School

Located in Boyle Heights, Roosevelt High School played a key role in the East L.A. Chicano Student Walkouts (Blowouts) of March 1968.
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

SBC Madison Complex

The communications complex is composed of three buildings, but it is most recognizable for the the enormous steel microwave tower rising from the roof, an icon of mid-century technological might.
Photo by Tom Davies

Self Realization Fellowship

This Glendale church has a breathtaking conical roof supported by large curved beams of laminated wood, with a massive stained-glass window covering most of the front of the building.

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