Union Federal Savings and Loan Association (c. 1960)
The association was marking its 70th year with the announcement of a new building designed by the Bank Building & Equipment Corporation. The financial institution was stated to be the oldest in the state.
The progressive design of the new five story building was said to be the most modern office structure in the area. Structural design called for cement and steel construction, making it completely fireproof. In its high desert location, the latest features were included in heating air conditioning equipment as well as windows completely covered with vertical louvers to protect them from the desert sun. The vertical aluminum louvers on the exterior are electronically controlled, moving with the sun, insuring that there will not be glare inside the building. One end of the building is a vertical mass, serving as a solid grounding element for which a sign that spells out U-N-I-O-N F-E-D-E-R-A-L attached letter by letter vertically down the tower, creating a parallel view to the louvers.