Commercial buildings, Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Estates, California

Abstract/Description: Image shows view looking southwest of Malaga Cove Plaza with the Neptune fountain and parking lot filled with cars at center, and seven commercial buildings with red tile roofs and archways. Visible in the background are green hills. Buildings include from left to right the Starr Building (lot 8, 419 Via Chica) designed by George Morlan, completed in 1950; Security First National Bank Building (lot 9, 22 Malaga Cove) designed by Carrington H. Lewis, completed in 1957; Woodcock Building (lot 10, 24 Malaga Cove) designed by Conrad "Pete" Clark of Quigley & Clark, completed in 1959; Medical Plaza (or Barnett) Building (lot 11, 36 Malaga Cove) designed by J.V. Ouzounian, completed in 1963; Davis Building (lot 12, 43 Malaga Cove) designed by Walter S. Davis, completed in 1952; Towle Building (lot 16, 51 Malaga Cove) designed by Leroy Young of Young and Remington, completed in 1961; and Gardner Building (lot 15, 68 Malaga Cove), designed by Walter I Webber, Sumner Maurice Spaulding, and William F. Staunton, completed in 1926. The Gardner Building (1926), the first commercial building on the Plaza, also housed the first classrooms for the Peninsula community. The Plaza underwent little change between 1926 and 1950. The Plaza underwent a construction boom starting with the Starr Building (1950) which anchors the east side of the Plaza arcade. The Towle Building (1961) was the first three story building in the Plaza and featured an outdoor cafe on the south side of the building. The last building in the Plaza arcade was the Medical Plaza Building (1963). Businesses in the arcade buildings included grocery stores, medical offices, pharmacies, real estate and insurance offices, architectural firms, restaurants, banking facilities, and cleaning and laundry facilities.
Subject(s): Arcades (Architecture)
Gardner Building (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
Towle Building (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
Davis Building (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
Starr Building (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
Medical Plaza Building (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
Woodcock Building (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
Security First National Bank Building (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
Palos Verdes Estates (Calif.)
Malaga Cove (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
Commercial buildings
Buildings--California--Palos Verdes Estates
Date Created: 1975