Image is a photograph of a print. The Long Beach Land and Water Company started construction of the Long Beach Hotel in 1884 on a bluff overlooking the ocean. It was completed at a cost of $50,000 and included speaking tubes on each floor and bells in every room. The three stories above the bluff contained 130 rooms and the large dining hall overlooking the ocean was entirely of glass. In 1888, a fire that began in the kitchen area spread to the rest of the hotel and, due to lack of fire equipment, the hotel burned to the ground. Drawing of the Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, showing the exterior of the hotel as it faces the ocean. The bottom two floors contain bath houses. Sailboats and a rowboat go by while people walk on the beach.
1 photographic print :b&w ;8 x 12 cm. Photographic prints