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Title
Panoramic view of Avalon Bay
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1957
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Avalon, or Avalon Bay, the only "official" city on Santa Catalina Island, is a rural waterfront town with the usual tourist-oriented businesses and services lining the coastline. Beside Avalon, the only other center of population is the small, unincorporated town of Two Harbors on the island. The twelve-story Catalina Casino, a focal point of Santa Catalina Island entertainment since it opened in 1929, is surrounded by the sea on three sides. Although The Casino is an icon of Catalina and Avalon, there isn't any actual gambling allowed. The stunning Art Deco building stands at 140 feet tall and contains the world's largest circular ballroom with a 180-foot diameter dance floor as well as a beautiful movie theater. The Casino hosts most of Catalina's major indoor events, including the annual New Year's Eve Celebration, and the Catalina Island Jazz Festival. As of the 2000 census, there were approximately 3,127 people residing in the city.
View of Avalon Bay on Santa Catalina Island. Small houses as well as various tourist-oriented businesses and office buildings appear close to the shoreline, with several larger apartment complexes nestled in the hills farther away. The Catalina Casino, surrounded by the sea on three sides, is visible at the edge of the bay on the right along with several boats and a large ship.; Photograph similar to #00072432 and #00081770.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00081766
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Santa Catalina Island-Avalon-Views, Panoramic.; S-002-386 4x5
CARL0000081292
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112285
Subject
Catalina Casino
Boats and boating--California--Santa Catalina Island
Dwellings--California--Santa Catalina Island
Buildings--California--Santa Catalina Island
Islands--California, Southern
Hotels--California--Santa Catalina Island
Bays--California--Santa Catalina Island
Panoramic photographs
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)
Avalon (Calif.)

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