Monthly Archives: May 2010

Former Ambassador College in Pasadena: Part Two

In Pasadena on the former Ambassador College campus down the hill from the empty Science and Fine Arts Buildings lay several more mid-century structures. Halfway down W. Green Street at 300 is the empty Hall of Administration from 1968. This … Continue reading

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Mundane in LA Part Three: Even More Office Buildings, CA

Crescent Professional Building, 8105 W. Third Street, 1959. Designed by Richard Neutra in a restrained and contemporary style. 8222-8224 Melrose Avenue at corner of N. Harper Avenue, 1961. 8275-8277 Melrose Avenue at corner of N. Sweetzer Avenue, 1963. 8060 Melrose … Continue reading

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More Pasadena Modern, CA

570-572 E. Green Street at corner of S. Madison Avenue, 1962. 100 W. Green Street at corner of S. De Lacey Avenue, originally Friend Paper Company, Smith & Williams architects, 1965. Portofino Building, 1245 E. Walnut Street at corner of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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