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1960s

Valley Beth Shalom
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Valley Beth Shalom

A sweeping Mid-Century Modern design of brick, glass, and concrete designed by Encino architect Howard R. Lane and including a cornerstone quarried on Mt. Zion.
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Valley Plaza Tower

A distinctive Valley landmark that was among the first skyscrapers built in L.A. after the 1957 repeal of a 150-foot height limit, this Corporate International style building dominated the North Hollywood landscape for years.
Photo by Michael Locke

VDL Research House II

An International Style building constructed as Richard Neutra's home and office on the eastern edge of Silver Lake Reservoir and stands the fascinating result of two generations of architectural experimentation.
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Vicente Foods

In an age of frequent corporate overhauls of big box grocery stores, a rare time capsule of its era and an archetype of Mid-Century Modern supermarkets if there ever was one.
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Waxman House

An adaptation to its steeply sloping lot, the Waxman House is more vertical than horizontal and reflects architect J. Barry Moffitt's own distinctive mark on the methods and materials of Modernism.
West Covina City Hall
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West Covina City Hall

A response to West Covina's massive postwar growth and an expression of the desire for modern, accessible public facilities, West Covina City Hall is much more open and welcoming than most Brutalist designs.
West Los Angeles Civic Center
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West Los Angeles Civic Center

Built between 1957 and 1965, the civic center reflects the postwar growth of municipal services and the general optimism of the period, exemplified by its eye-catching Mid-Century Modern design.

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