Occidental Building

Mid-century modern buildings

Located at the busy intersection of South Beretania and Pikoi Streets is the unique Occidental Life Insurance Building designed by Lemmon, Freeth & Haines, circa 1951.

It’s a beautifully constructed early 1950s low-rise office building made from natural stone, concrete, aluminum and angled glass.

Not surprisingly, though, the real attraction is the 1967 addition of a cantilevered airport control-like tower – used as a boardroom – that really sets this building apart from its contemporaries.

It’s a definite eye catcher!

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