Art Moderne or Streamline Moderne (1930-1940)

Nevada County Courthouse
Nevada County Courthouse
Nevada City, California
Built 1937
Photographed 11 December 2013
National Register #08000082: Treasure Island Hall of Transportation Golden Gate International Exposition Hall of Transportation
Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay
National Register #08000082
Built 1939
Photographed 24 December 2011
National Register #82002156: Berkeley Public Library Berkeley Public Library
National Register #82002156
Built 1930
Photographed 22 November 2005
Redding Fire House 1 Redding Fire House 1
Built 1937
Photographed 27 February 2011
(Click Photos to Zoom)

Art Moderne, also known as Streamline Moderne, was contemporaneous with Art Deco. Both styles originated at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925. The exposition promoted a design aesthetic suitable for the machine age and owing no debts to the past.

Distinctive Art Moderne features are:

  • rounded corners
  • curved glass
  • ribbon or band windows
  • string course coping
  • flat roof
  • curved canopy
  • smooth wall finish


Name Year Address City Sort Address Sort Name
Alameda Veterans' Memorial Building19292203 Central AvenueAlamedaCentral 2203Alameda Veterans' Memorial Building
Baranof Hotel1938127 North Franklin StreetJuneau, AKFranklin N 127Baranof Hotel
Berkeley Public Library19302090 Kittredge Street BerkeleyKittredge 2090Berkeley Public Library
Coffin-Redington Building1937301 Folsom StreetSan FranciscoFolsom 0301Coffin-Redington Building
Coos Bay Bridge1936US 101 Across Coos BayNorth Bend, OregonHighway 101Coos Bay Bridge
El Cortez Hotel1931239 West 2nd StreetReno, NV Street 02 W 0239El Cortez Hotel
Eureka Theatre 1939612 F StreetEureka Street F 0612Eureka Theatre
Federal Reserve Bank 1924400 Sansome StreetSan FranciscoSansome 0400Federal Reserve Bank
Fresno Memorial Auditorium 19352425 Fresno StreetFresnoFresno 2425Fresno Memorial Auditorium
George C. Edwards Stadium Bancroft Way and Fulton Street UC BerkeleyBancroftGeorge C. Edwards Stadium
Golden Gate International Exposition Administration Building19381 Avenue of the Palms Treasure Island Palms 0001Golden Gate International Exposition Administration Building
Golden Gate International Exposition Hall of Transportation1938300 California AvenueTreasure Island California 0300Golden Gate International Exposition Hall of Transportation
Golden Gate International Exposition Palace of Fine and Decorative Arts 1938600 California AvenueTreasure Island California 0600Golden Gate International Exposition Palace of Fine and Decorative Arts
Jax Truckee Diner194810144 West River StreetTruckeeRiver W 10144Jax Truckee Diner
King City High School Auditorium1939North Mildred Avenue and Broadway StreetKing CityMildredKing City High School Auditorium
Landrum's Hamburger System No. 119471300 South Virginia StreetReno, NVVirginia S 1300Landrum's Hamburger System No. 1
Los Banos del Mar1939401 Shoreline DriveSanta BarbaraShoreline 0401 Los Banos del Mar
Malloch Apartment Building19361360 Montgomery StreetSan FranciscoMontgomery 1360Malloch Apartment Building
McClatchy Senior High School 19373066 Freeport Boulevard SacramentoFreeport 3066McClatchy Senior High School
Monterey County Courthouse1937240 Church Street SalinasChurch 0240Monterey County Courthouse
Nevada County Courthouse1937201 Church StreetNevada CityChurch 0201Nevada County Courthouse
Orland Theater1920809 Fourth StreetOrland Street 04 0809Orland Theater
Redding Fire House 119391335 Shasta StreetReddingShasta 1335Redding Fire House 1
Rincon Annex Post Office 1940101-199 Mission Street San FranciscoMission 0101Rincon Annex Post Office
Ritz Building1946240 F StreetEureka Street F 0240Ritz Building
Sitka Post Office and Court House 1938100 Lincoln Street SitkaLincoln 0100Sitka Post Office and Court House
Theodore Judah School 19393919 McKinley Boulevard SacramentoMcKinley 3919Theodore Judah School
Tonopah Main Post Office1941201 Main StreetTonopahMainTonopah Main Post Office
Tower Bridge1936Highway 275 Across Sacramento RiverSacramentoHighway 275Tower Bridge
Tower Theatre 19391201 North Wishon Avenue FresnoWishon N 1201Tower Theatre
Tracy Inn192724 West 11th Street Tracy Street 11Tracy Inn
Tulare Union High School 1935755 East Tulare AvenueTulareTulare E 0755Tulare Union High School
Veterans Memorial School19491200 Locust StreetReno, NVLocust 1200Veterans Memorial School
Union Oil Company Clock Tower Building1941425 First StreetSan Francisco!Street 01 425Union Oil Company Clock Tower Building
Shell Building1929100 Bush StreetSan FranciscoBush 0100Shell Building

Architectural Styles | Architects