The community continued to burst at the seams with the influx of new families every year, making the St. Andrews Place location too small for its growing needs. In the mid-70s, the Islamic Center began a fundraising drive to acquire a new location, and in 1976, moved to its present location at 434 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. The building, formerly the location of an insurance company, still retains its original art deco architecture and signature blue brick arches that uniquely resemble Islamic design. The Islamic Center was proud of its growing reputation as one of the most progressive mosques in the country.