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Pine Avenue and 1st Street, Long Beach
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Metropolitan Building, National Register of Historic Places no. 1990001432, was designed by Los Angeles architects Robert F. Train and Robert E. Williams in 1906. The clock tower with its six-foot-diameter clock face was added in 1907. The structure is in French Renaissance Revival style and utilizes pressed yellow brick on the street sides and common red brick on the remaining two sides. The Security Trust and Savings Bank building, known as the Security Pacific National Bank Building, is Long Beach Historic Landmark no. 16.52.470. Built between 1923 and 1925, it was designed by architects Curlett and Beelman., it is a classic Beaux Arts building. Divided into three parts of base, midsection, and attic, it is faced in contrasting light marble and dark red brick and crowned with a classical cornice. The three-story base has a recessed entryway behind giant Corinthian columns. The ornament is classically derived.
First Street in Long Beach looking east past Pine Avenue. As the sign indicates, the Metropolitan Building with its clock tower, corner of 1st Street and Pine Avenue, is home to the California National Bank of Long Beach. Next to the bank is a hotel. Behind the Metropolitan Building is the tall Security Trust and Savings Bank building.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Long Beach-Streets-Pine Avenue and 1st; N-003-266 8x10
California National Bank of Long Beach
Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Long Beach
Bank buildings--California--Long Beach
Streets--California--Long Beach
Hotels--California--Long Beach
Clock towers--California--Long Beach
Williams, Robert Edmund
Train, Robert F
Pine Avenue (Long Beach, Calif.)
Long Beach (Calif.)
National Register of Historic Places
Curlett & Beelman

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