Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - shopping centers

Designers: Bakke, Harold Johan, Architect (firm); Harold Johan Bakke (architect)

Dates: constructed 1951

1150 Riverside Drive
Rancho Shopping Center, Los Altos, CA 94024-4945

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Rancho Shopping Center

The Rancho Shopping Center web site stated in 2012: "Rancho Shopping Center has been known nationally by shopping center developers since the 1950's for its innovative architecture. Designed by Harold Johan Bakke and developed and built by Christian Wilder, Rancho was the first of a style, which became known for its informal setting, covered walkways, grass lawn's and storefront parking." (See "About Us,"Accessed 04/20/2012.) Lawrence Gentry, in his biographical statement in the American Architects Directory 1956, noted, however, that he designed the "Rancho Shopping Cen, Los Altos, 51." Tel: 650.941.0555 (2012).

PCAD id: 17790