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Old 11-09-2012, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Palm Springs, CA has the best-preserved mid-century architecture in the country.

For a larger city, try Los Angeles.
These are the two cities that immediately came to my mind. Both have a ton. I even went on several tours around LA.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:59 AM
 
Location: classified
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Houston has alot of modern midcentury homes especially in the older close in neighborhoods such as Meyerland.

Gray: How Houston is getting its groovy back - Houston Chronicle

Home tour highlights the present and past of Houston moderism - 2012-Mar-01- CultureMap Houston

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1490595
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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The BB house is in the San Fernando Valley. That region of L.A. has tons of residences with a similar style:

http://laist.com/attachments/la_zach/zrowhouses.jpg
Yeah, I actually went past the BB house. Nothing at all like the manipulated image on T.V.
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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I am interested in this thread.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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Los Angeles.
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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All of the inner ring suburbs in the Twin Cities are from this era. Don't most cities have a lot of houses from then? It was the first big boom of suburbia. I know there are a lot in Chicago too. Minneapolis proper also has a lot of houses that were built during the depression but look like they are from the '50s and '60s. For example almost all the houses on this block were built in the early '30s:

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9205...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I agree with pwright. Palm Springs loves this style and actually have annual tours under this umbrella. However, beyond that look for cities that grew greatly from 1948-1962. Of course, that would include almost all cities. But some more than others, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix come to mind. As do the suburbs of LA like Lakewood, Pomona, and the entire San Fernando Valley. (as an aside, the Brady Bunch home still exists in the Valley, and looks to be a mid-60's home).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0vo97JoiuQ
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:54 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Really, just about any city that experienced a development boom in the 50's, particularly in the Sunbelt.
California really is the Mother of Mid-Century and Ranch architectural style. My husband spent his early years in a Bay Area home designed by Joseph Eichler.

Enter the World of Eichler Design

Here in Atlanta we have quite a few neighborhoods that showcase Ranch and Mid-Century style (particularly NE Atlanta, where the city's growth was largely heading in the 50's). There's a great Mid-Century on the market right now in my neighborhood.

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...52_rect/10_zm/
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Dallas and Houston both have a ton of these neighborhoods.
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Old 04-07-2017, 05:22 AM
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Kansas City and it's suburbs have tons of these neighborhoods, and they're often some of the best parts of town.
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