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Long Beach waterfront, looking northeast
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1932
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.
Aerial view of the Long Beach waterfront looking northeast, including the Municipal Auditorium, a partial view of Rainbow Pier, and Breakers Hotel (directly behind the auditorium, it is the tall building with the cupola tower at one end). The 8,000-seat Long Beach Municipal Auditorium was built in 1931 at the foot of Long Beach Boulevard and extends 500 feet out into the Pacific Ocean. It is surrounded on three sides by a lagoon; the half-circular Rainbow Pier, which is open to the public, arches from Pine Ave. to Linden Ave. surrounding the auditorium and lagoon. In 1975 demolition began on the Municipal Auditorium and bandstand area to make way for the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. To the left of the auditorium, every single square inch of the city is riddled with commercial and housing areas as far as the eye can see.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Long Beach-Views, Aerial.
Municipal Auditorium (Long Beach, Calif.)
Breakers Hotel (Long Beach, Calif.)
Central business districts--California--Long Beach
Waterfronts--California--Long Beach
Auditoriums--California--Long Beach
Theaters--California--Long Beach
Beaches--California--Long Beach
Piers--California--Long Beach
Aerial photographs
Long Beach (Calif.)--Aerial views
Long Beach (Calif.)
Slade, Milton.

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