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Postcard of the Hyatt House, San Jose, 1961
Color by Mike Roberts, Berkeley, Calif.

Postcard, Paul Masson
Champagne Cellars, Saratoga
Photo courtesy the Aluminum Company of America
Built in 1959, Demolished in the 1990s
Architect – John S. Bolles, Sculpture by Gurdon Woods








Links - General Interest

Eichler Network
L. A. Conservancy Modern Committee
Modern Phoenix
Roadside Peek
Space Age City
Hanford Lemoore’s Tiki Room
The Neon Museum
The Recent Past Preservation Network


Futurama Bowl, San Jose, matchcover
Opened in 1961, Closed in 1992
Architects – Powers, Daly & DeRosa


Selected Reading

Americana the Beautiful: Mid-Century Culture in Kodachrome, Charles Phoenix, Angel City Press, 2006

Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas For Stylish Ranch Homes, Michelle Gringeri-Brown, Gibbs Smith, 2006

Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream, Paul Adamson & Marty Arbunich, Gibbs Smith, 2002

Googie Redux: Ultramodern Roadside Architecture, Alan Hess, Chronicle Books, 2004

Little Boxes: The Architecture of a Classic Midcentury Suburb, Rob Keil, Advection Media, 2006

NorCalMod: Icons of Northern California Modernism, Pierluigi Serraino, Chronicle Books, 2006

Tiki Style: A Pocket Bible Version of The Book of Tiki, Sven A. Kirsten, Taschen, 2004

Where’s My Space Age? The Rise and Fall of Futuristic Design, Sean Topham, Prestel, 2003

Liquor Sign, San Jose, “Before” & "After"
"Before" photo courtesy Eric A. Carlson