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Commonwealth Savings Building (Demolished)

Also known as Allstate Savings (now Citibank), the 1961 building at 5077 Lankershim Boulevard was one of the first high-rise commercial structures built in the San Fernando Valley. Designed by architect Gerald Bense, this distinctive building was long recognized as an important example of mid-century office design. The building was included in the Modern Committee's 2000 tour, "How Modern Was My Valley," as well as in a session on Modern office buildings at the 2007 California Preservation Foundation conference.

Photo by Flora Chou/L.A. Conservancy

Chase Bank, Encino

The last of the famed Home Savings and Loan buildings from architectural designer Millard Sheets and a fitting tribute to the vision of its designer and occupant.