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Old Posted Nov 11, 2015, 8:29 PM
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We're going south for today's Julius Shulman photoset. This is Harbor Savings and Loan in San Pedro. It's "Job 3478: Young and Remington, Harbor Savings and Loan Association (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1963". There are three color images in the set, but apart from this first one, I preferred the black & white ones.

The circular building featured full-height glass windows and stone walls.

There was water around the sides to give the building a floating appearance.

The exposed stone continued inside.

The central piece of stonework contained the safe.

A final look at the interior.

All from Getty Research Institute

Here's an article announcing the opening date of the branch from the November 1, 1961 edition of the Torrance Press. Note that the caption has the wrong address. The correct location of 2470 Western Avenue is in the body text.

The building's still there, although it's lost some of its charm (as well as its surrounding water) over the years. The Mobil gas station seen in the Shulman pictures is also still there just to the south. I was amused to see that the article above was followed by a piece about Starbuck from Moby Dick - check out which famous coffee shop is now next door!

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