Abandoned Modern in LA: Santa Barbara Plaza

On my way to photograph a mid-century bank in Leimert Park, I passed this row of mid-century commercial buildings on W. Martin Luther King Boulevard between Buckingham Road and Marlton Avenue. Most of them seem to lay within a semi-abandoned commercial center called Santa Barbara Plaza Shopping Center.

3910 W. Martin Luther King Boulevard at corner of Buckingham Road, 1962.

King Medical Professional Building, 3850 W. Martin Luther King Boulevard, 1960.

3772 W. Martin Luther King Boulevard, 1957.

3750 W. Martin Luther King Boulevard, 1956.

UPDATE September 2011: This shopping center is in the process of being demolished. Read an interesting take on it here.

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