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Villa Riviera Hotel, Long Beach
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Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
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Federal Writers' Project
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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 were easily repaired and is a Long Beach landmark.
Cars park on Ocean Boulevard in front of the Villa Riviera Hotel in Long Beach. A man walks by the lawn and gardens that extend from the front of the hotel. Photograph dated: July 26, 1939.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. on board 26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 4132
Villa Riviera Hotel (Long Beach, Calif.)
Hotels--California--Long Beach
Gardens--California--Long Beach
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Long Beach (Calif.)
King, Richard D

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