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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.

Glendale Federal Savings, Beverly Hills
Photo by Lynne Tucker

Bank of America, Beverly Hills

Visitors looking up from the base of the Glendale Federal Savings Building see light streaming through the fifty-two rainbow-patterned glass of a dalle da verre cornice, cantilevered nine-and-a-half feet from the top of the ten-story building.
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.
Photo courtesy Jocelyn Gibbs

1414 Fair Oaks Building

An exploration of the ideal form of California living, the former office of architects Smith & Williams is an outstanding realization of the blend of indoor/outdoor environments, easy automobile access, natural light, and innovative use of geometric forms.