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Check out Orange County Motels, including Anaheim ones at Orange County Googie.


Capitol Records
Hollywood, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Capitol Records building in Hollywood appropriately resembles a stack of records and was built by Welton Becket Associates in 1954.



Satellite Mobile Home Park
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The front facade for the Satellite Mobile Home Park looks like piece from a giant erector set. The girders surrounding the entranceway feature holes throughout as a weight and material saver. Nowadays, the "S" on top of the girders has been removed.

See more Googie treasures at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on Orange County Googie.




Washington Mutual
Manhattan Beach, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo


Check out this Palm Springs style bank in Manhattan Beach on Pacific Coast Highway, which is a former Coast Federal and now a Washington Mutual. The reflecting pools have been replaced with river washed stone but it still looks great!

Many thanks to Chad Jones for clarification on former name.



Hanna Barbera
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Hanna-Barbera Building at 3400 Cahuenga Boulevard, universally famous cartoon factory and space age birthplace of television animation including The Jetsons TV series, is in critical danger. See this MCM delight at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on Hanna Barbera.








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