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WAITING FOR THE QUAKE : Area Buildings Needing Upgrade

November 05, 1989

There are more than 13,000 unreinforced masonry buildings in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. And possibly thousands more have portions constructed of unreinforced masonry. Here are some notable buildings that according to county and local officials contain unreinforced masonry and have not been upgraded. CITY OF LOS ANGELES City Hall* John Muir Branch Library*, 1005 W. 64th St. Venice Library*, 610 California Ave. Second Church of Christ Scientist*, 948 W. Adams Blvd. Villa Carlotta Apartments, 5959 Franklin Ave., Hollywood Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles County Hall of Justice, 211 W. Temple St. SOUTH BAY Carson: Stauffer Chemical Plant, various buildings, 20720 S. Wilmington Ave. Arco refinery, various buildings, 1801 E. Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo: Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St. Transport Workers Union Hall, 215-7 Richmond St. Hermosa Beach:Old Strand Bath House, 1302-1306 The Strand** Redondo Beach: B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge No. 1378, 315 Esplanade Manhattan Beach: Manhattan Grocery, 1111 Manhattan Ave. Ercole's Bar, 1101 Manhattan Ave. SAN GABRIEL VALLEY Pasadena: City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Holliston United Methodist Church, 1305 E. Colorado Blvd. Loch Ness Monster Pub, 66 N. Fair Oaks Ave. San Gabriel: San Gabriel Mission and Museum, 537 W. Mission Drive. Claremont: City Hall, 207 Harvard Ave. Covina: Covina Cinema, 104 N. Citrus Ave. WESTSIDE Santa Monica: Miles Playhouse, Lincoln Park, 1130 Lincoln Blvd. Mayfair Theater, 214 Santa Monica Blvd. First Christian Church of Santa Monica, 609 Arizona Ave. Masonic Temple and Lodge, 920-932 Santa Monica Blvd. Retail Union Clerks Hall, 1410 2nd St. Culver City: City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd.** SAN FERNANDO VALLEY Burbank: Golden Mall, 100-300 N. San Fernando Road* Glendale: Maryland Hotel, 202 E. Wilson Ave. Casa De San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive Verdugo Adobe, 2211 Bonita Drive SOUTHEAST L.A. COUNTY AND LONG BEACH Long Beach: Farmers & Merchants Bank, 302 Pine Ave. Ocean Center Building, 110 W. Ocean Blvd. Scottish Rite Cathedral, 855 Elm Ave. Layfayette Condominiums, 140 Linden Ave. Cooper Arms Apartments, 455 E. Ocean Blvd. Downey: Miller-Mies-McComb Mortuary, 10927 S. Downey Ave. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, northern half, 10727 S. Downey Ave. South Gate: Allef Theater, 3809 Tweedy Blvd.* ANTELOPE VALLEY Acton area: Christ Faith Mission Mountain Home Chapel, 6221 W. Sierra Highway Lancaster: Storefront buildings at 501-527 West Lancaster Blvd. VENTURA COUNTY Simi Valley: Adobe building at Strathearn Historical Park, 137 Strathearn Place Moorpark: Moorpark Melodrama Theater, 45 E. High St.* Ventura: Old San Buenaventura Mission, 211 E. Main St. Holy Cross Roman Catholic School, 183 E. Main St. Masonic Temple, 482 E. Santa Clara St. Olivas Adobe, Olivas Park Drive Santa Paula: Clock Tower Building, Main Street Masonic Temple, 7th and Main streets. SANTA BARBARA COUNTY Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Mission, 2201 Laguna St. El Paseo Market area, corner Anacapa and De La Guerra streets* * Renovation planned ** Scheduled for demolition

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