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1960s

Photo by Michael Locke

Chapel of the Jesus Ethic

The spiritual centerpiece of the Foundation of Niscience complex, the chapel is a modern nod to the concept of visibly integrating the natural and the built environments.
Great Western Savings
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Chase Bank, Gardena

Completed in 1961, the building was the prototype for all other Great Western Savings buildings and boasted an all-concrete design and walls made entirely of glass.
Chase Bank
Photo by Tom Davies

Chase Bank, Glendale

A beautiful example of a Modern style that truly glorifies its surroundings and a good reminder of the architectural aspirations many banks embraced during the postwar period.
Photo by Michael Locke

Cinerama Dome

Of all the vintage theatres in L.A., none stand out quite like the Cinerama Dome, a very rare example of an intact Cinerama theatre and the first concrete geodesic dome in the world.
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Citibank

Considered among the finest examples of Brutalist design in L.A., the original Liberty Savings and Loan is surprisingly neither monolithic nor overpowering.

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