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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 both sides of Ocean Boulevard as it passes the Villa Riviera Hotel in this aerial view of Long Beach looking south. Lawns and garden between Ocean Boulevard and the beach extend from the hotel.
1 photographic print :b&w ;7 x 12 cm. Photographic prints
00077367 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection Long Beach-Hotels-Villa Riviera Hotel CARL0000079898 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/111408
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