Fullerton City Hall

While the original city hall building across the street is designed in a romantic Spanish Revival style, Fullerton’s current city hall is quite the opposite. The latter is sleek and modern. Soaring white concrete columns hoist the roof over the building, while red sun shades shield the windows. The hand-painted city seal by Tom Van Sant calls attention to the main door. Like so many modernist designs, the building stands alone in a sea of turf, with only a small pool to reflect the building skyward. (2021)

Architect: Howard Henry Morgridge, Herbert James Powell, Whitney Rowland Smith

Built: 1962

Style: Modernist

Type: Civic

Address: 303 W Commonwealth Ave

City: Fullerton


Online Archive of California. (2021). Finding Aid for the Herbert J. Powell Papers. California Digitial Library. https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8vx0h34/entire_text/

RoadsideArchitecture.com. (2021). California Mid-Century Modern Buildings (Page 4). RoadsideArchitecture.com. https://www.roadarch.com/modarch/ca4.html