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Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach, 25 miles from Los Angeles
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1887
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Long Beach-Hotels-Long Beach Hotel
Long Beach Hotel (Long Beach, Calif.)
Hotels--California--Long Beach
Beaches--California--Long Beach
Long Beach (Calif.)

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