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Rainbow Pier
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1920]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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In the early 1920s, the original Long Beach Municipal Auditorium was constructed on the beach on 20 acres of landfill. In order to protect the auditorium from coastal erosion, a horseshoe-shaped breakwater with a road on top was constructed around it. Because of its shape it was named Rainbow Pier. In the late 1940s, the City of Long Beach began filling in the area enclosed by the breakwater upon which a larger, more modern auditorium was constructed.
A crowd lines the shore as well as on the road of the breakwater at Rainbow Pier in Long Beach as they watch a flotilla of small sailboats race. Groups of people are gathered on the grass. A large sailboat behind the breakwater sails past the festivities.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
A-000-061 4x5; Long Beach-Beaches
Breakwaters--California--Long Beach
Beaches--California--Long Beach
Leisure--California--Long Beach
Aquatic sports--California--Long Beach
Aerial photographs
Long Beach (Calif.)--Aerial views

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