Comerica Bank | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Jessica Burns/L.A. Conservancy

Comerica Bank

This branch of the Security National Bank was constructed in 1922 by an unknown architect, at South Pasadena's most prominent commercial intercetion, Mission Street. and Fair Oaks Avenue. It was converted into a furniture store in the 1950s, which involved major alterations to both the interior and exterior.

The building sits at the confluence of two early alignments of Route 66, and along two Pacific Electric Red Car lines that shuttled commuters and shoppers between Los Angeles, South Pasadena and Pasadena during the bank's heyday.

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First Bank and Trust

Millard Sheets and S. David Underwood thoroughly integrated art into this building for Ahmanson Bank and Trust.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

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