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Cooper Arms, Long Beach
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Built in 1923, the twelve-story, cooperative Cooper Arms had one hundred fifty apartments, was built of reinforced concrete on a lot with space for a large garden. The property was originally owned by Larkin Cooper who, along with other prominent businessmen, built the complex with a goal of building the most luxurious cooperative apartment house in Long Beach. The complex had a Spanish loggia, and a domed ballroom and solarium atop the roof, including a glass enclosed cafe. The basement had storage rooms, showers, lockers, and dressing rooms and baths for bathers. It is Long Beach Historic Landmark no. 16.52.020.
Automobiles are parked face-in at the Cooper Arms, center, a cooperative apartment house at 455 East Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach. The art deco building has curved casement windows, some with awnings, balconies, and carved scroll work along its roof line. The smaller building next to the Cooper Arms is the Terry Apartments. Across the street is the Ocean View Inn. The sign across its driveway advertises an auto park. There are still some vacant lots and a few single-family residences.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
G-001-622 4x5; Long Beach-Residences-Apartment buildings-Cooper Arms
Cooper Arms (Long Beach, Calif.)
Apartment houses, Cooperative--California--Long Beach
Apartment houses--California--Long Beach
Historic buildings--California--Long Beach
Apartment hotels--California--Long Beach
Streets--California--Long Beach
Long Beach Historic Landmarks
Aerial photographs
Long Beach (Calif.)
Long Beach (Calif.)--Aerial views
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