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Aerial view of Long Beach
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Inman Co
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Curlett & Beelman.; Federal Writers' Project
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Pacific Coast Club was Long Beach's most famous private club located at 850 East Ocean Boulevard. It was built in 1926 by architects Curlett & Beelman. The interior decorations were done by the Heinsbergens of Los Angeles. The building has since been demolished. The Villa Riviera Hotel, 800 East Ocean Boulevard, was constructed in 1929. 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 were easily repaired and is a Long Beach landmark.
Beach umbrellas and beachgoers fill the sand in this aerial view of Long Beach Municipal Beach looking east. Swimmers crowd the surf. The tall building, top, is the Villa Riviera Hotel. Next to it is the Pacific Coast Club, and past that bluffs overlook strips of crowded beach. Photograph dated: July 24, 1938.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 13 (1149) 8x10; A-003-252 4x5
Villa Riviera Hotel (Long Beach, Calif.)
Pacific Coast Club (Long Beach, Calif.)
Beachgoers--California--Long Beach
Hotels--California--Long Beach
Beaches--California--Long Beach
Swimmers--California--Long Beach
Piers--California--Long Beach
Shorelines--California--Long Beach
Aerial photographs
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Pacific Ocean
Long Beach (Calif.)
Long Beach (Calif.)--Aerial views
King, Richard D
Time Period

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