Architect: Craig Ellwood
Photographer: Michael Rougier
From: Google's Life Photo Archives
"Designed mostly by (Jerry) Lomax, the Fidelity South Bay Bank in
Manhattan Beach was commissioned in 1956 by Gerald Rosen, one of the
bank's directors, because of his firm belief in "the positive
influence of an 'exceptional' building on the development of a
business." Rosen's delight in the bank's beautifully proportioned
sturdiness led him, five years later, to commission a house in
Brentwood. Chiefly designed by Lomax and (Philo) Jacobson, the Rosen
House, with its major collection of Modernist painting and sculpture,
was widely published."
- L.A. Times - September 14, 2003.