1939-Villa Riviera Hotel in Long Beach, CA
The Villa Riviera Hotel, 800 East Ocean Boulevard, constructed in 1929, was second in height at that time only to Los Angeles City Hall. Its architect, Richard D. King, won a grand prize at an international contest for his design of the sixteen-story building. The cost of construction was over two million dollars. At one time, Joseph M. Schenck of Twentieth Century-Fox and Norma Talmadge, then his wife, owned the hotel. It survived the Long Beach earthquake with only plaster cracks which…
The Bridges of Terminal Island
Getting to Terminal Island and the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach once has more than a little terror, weirdness, and even tragedy.
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Pierpoint Landing's animal attraction
Contestants in the International Beauty Congress stop by the sea lion pool at Pierpoint Landing, 1960. We came across some more photos of Pierpoint Landing in our archives last week, and coincidentally a reader wrote in, almost at the same time we were uploading the photos, to share her memories of the sportfishing mecca's famous animal attraction: "I am a 52-year-old mother who has the fondest memories of Pierpoint Landing, especially the seal tank. My father would take our whole family for…
"The Odd Duck's Website" - The "Art Deco Theaters," Landmarks and Buildings of note in Long Beach, CA
This is the personal home page of Theodd Duck from Long Beach, CA.
Port of Long Beach (California) Accomplishes Significant Air Pollution Reductions
Through its Clean Air Action Plan, the Port of Long Beach in California has managed to greatly reduce local air pollution levels, according to the most recent annual Emissions Inventory