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Title
Panoramic view of Avalon Bay and surrounding area
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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Avalon, or Avalon Bay, the only "official" city on Santa Catalina Island, is a rural waterfront town with the usual tourist-oriented businesses and services lining the coastline. Beside Avalon, the only other center of population is the small, unincorporated town of Two Harbors on the island. The twelve-story Catalina Casino, a focal point of Santa Catalina Island entertainment since it opened in 1929, is surrounded by the sea on three sides. Although The Casino is an icon of Catalina and Avalon, there isn't any actual gambling allowed. The stunning Art Deco building stands at 140 feet tall and contains the world's largest circular ballroom with a 180-foot diameter dance floor as well as a beautiful movie theater. The Casino hosts most of Catalina's major indoor events, including the annual New Year's Eve Celebration, and the Catalina Island Jazz Festival. As of the 2000 census, there were approximately 3,127 people residing in the city.
Panoramic view of Avalon Bay, located on Santa Catalina Island. Numerous boats riddle the bay, and various structures such as residences, restaurants, stores, and other businesses, can be seen nestled in the hillsides. The twelve-story Art Deco Catalina Casino, a focal point of Santa Catalina Island entertainment since it opened in 1929, is surrounded by the sea on three sides, and is visible at the edge of the bay on the right.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;19 x 23 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00081776
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Santa Catalina Island-Avalon.
CARL0000081301
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112294
Subject
Catalina Casino
Boats and boating--California--Santa Catalina Island
Dwellings--California--Santa Catalina Island
Islands--California, Southern
Hotels--California--Santa Catalina Island
Bays--California--Santa Catalina Island
Panoramic photographs
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)
Avalon (Calif.)

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