Thornton Abell: Valley Center Shopping Center (Van Nuys, Calif.)
This rendering for a shopping center was commissioned by M. Russell Davis and Philip Mackay Gordon, builder and business property developers. This early work shows influences of Streamline Moderne as well as a more Modern aesthetic.
Thornton Abell, architect
Thornton M. Abell papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Thornton Abell, architect, “Thornton Abell: Valley Center Shopping Center (Van Nuys, Calif.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed June 23, 2021, http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/632.