Mid-Century Modern Freak

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Still Standing in San Jose

This Bay Area modernist fixture, designed by architect Edward Kress, started out as British Motor Center Ltd. since around 1954 to 1973. They sold cars like MG, Jaguar, and Austin. Then, it was home to BabyLand, which closed its doors in 2012. The building was vacant for a few months and fell victim to grafitti and a a few broken windows. Now, it’s been cleaned up and looks as modern as ever because the word is, BMW Motorcycles is moving in. Yes!

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    analparade and i figured out we were at the same babyland show at the gilman before we knew eachother.
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    What? Babyland is gone? I used to live around the corner from there.
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    Lindsay did you know Babyland is gone? I never went inside but that was like a landmark, always drove by Babyland when...
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    HOME SWEET HOME
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    As soon as I saw the BabyLand pic I recognized it immediately. Used to pass it all the time when I lived there. Glad...
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