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Close-up view of the Catalina Casino entrance, view 4
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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In 1920, William Wrigley Jr. and David M. Renton had a small casino built to serve as an entertainment and gathering place for Catalina Island's visitors. In a short period of time though this establishment, the Sugarloaf Casino, proved to be too small to accommodate the growing number of guests, and in February 1928 it was demolished to make room for a much larger building. The Catalina Casino, also known as Avalon Casino Ballroom, was built on the same spot by architects Sumner A. Spaulding and William Webber in the Moorish Alhambra style with Art Deco fixtures, furnishings and artwork, and included a grand ballroom and movie theater. Wrigley's budget for the design and construction of the Catalina Casino was $600,000, but when all was said and done, he ended up spending $2 million. Today, the famous twelve-story art deco landmark hosts most of Catalina's major indoor events, including the annual New Year's Eve Celebration, and the Catalina Island Jazz Festival.
View 4: Close-up view of the Catalina Casino and its main entrance, which is completely lit, showing the interior foyer; photograph was taken at night. The island's famous landmark opened in 1929, and is located at 1 Casino Way on Santa Catalina Island.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Santa Catalina Island-Avalon-Casino.; N-005-315.4 4x5
Catalina Casino
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Santa Catalina Island
Buildings--California--Santa Catalina Island
Islands--California--Santa Catalina Island
Bays--California--Santa Catalina Island
Wrigley, William,1861-1932
Spaulding, Sumner A
Webber, William
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)
Avalon (Calif.)

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