The adaptive reuse of the Van de Kamp's bakery in Atwater Village soldiers on. The proposed reuse of the historic cultural monument, described as as the “Taj Mahal of all bakeries,” into the Northeast campus of the Los Angeles City College began in November 2007. Per a press release:
"Built in 1930, the Van de Kamp’s Bakery’s building served as headquarters for the chain of bakeries and coffee shops whose trademark “windmill” buildings and neon signs prevailed throughout mid 20th century Los Angeles. The building was designed by New York architect J. Edward Hopkins to resemble a Dutch 16th century farmhouse, reflecting the company’s corporate image. The building remains the only example of an industrial plant in the Dutch Renaissance Revival style."The $70 million dollar project, being designed by DMJM, is scheduled for a Fall 2009 opening.
· Los Angeles City College [Official Site]