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Long Beach Driving Tour

Postby SFG » Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:10 pm

ModCom will hold a general meeting at the Seaport Marina Hotel in Long Beach on Monday, August 16th @7pm. See www.modcom.org for details. If you'd like to check out more while you're in Long Beach, here's a driving map we've put together with architectural highlights (Link for google driving map can be found at the bottom of the post):

Atlantic Theatre, 1942
Currently a Long Beach Heritage preservation issue, threatened with demolition
5870 Atlantic Blvd

Reeves House
Charles and Henry Greene, 1904
4260 Country Club Dr

Cambridge Investments
Edward Killingsworth, 1967
324 E Bixby Rd

Long Beach Courthouse
Threatened w/ demolition
415 W Ocean Blvd

Long Beach City Hall and Public Library, 1973-76
Allied Architects; Hugh and Donald Gibbs; Frank Holmelka and Associates, Killingsworth, Brady, and Associates; Kennth S. Wing Sr and Kenneth S Wing Jr
333 W Ocean Blvd

Former Home Savings and Loan
Millard Sheets
350 Pine Ave at 4th St

Marina-style Safeway (Now Von's Market)
600 E Broadway

International Tower, 1966
700 E Ocean Ave

Tichenor House
Charles and Henry Greene, 1904
852 E Ocean Ave

Galaxy Towers
Hugh and Donald Gibbs, 1967
2999 E Ocean Ave

Edward Killingsworth
3051 E Ocean Ave

Marina-style Safeway (Now Big Lots)
2300 E 7th St

Trojan Carwash
2302 E Pacific Coast Hwy

Car Dealership
3042 E Pacific Coast Hwy

Duffield Lincoln-Mercury (now Circle Audi)
Killingsworth, Brady and Associates, 1963
1940 Lakewood Blvd

Ray Vines Chrysler (now Worthington Ford)
Paul B. Clayton, 1963
4201 E Willow St

Los Altos United Methodist Church
5950 E Willow St

Cliff May Ranchos
East of Studebaker Rd between Wardlow and Spring St

Matlock Residence
Richard Neutra, 1950
(no good street view)
1560 Ramillo

Moore-Hafley Residences
Richard Neutra, 1952
5551 and 5561E La Pasada Ave

Former donut shop (Now Daily Grind)
Decent example of programmatic architecture
5590 E 7th St

Kimpson-Nixon Residence
Raphael Soriano, 1940
380 Orlena Ave

Opdahl Residence
Edward Killinsworth, 1957
5576 E Vesuvian Way

Frank House, Case Study House #25
Edward Killingsworth, 1957
82 Rivo Alto Canal

Robinson Residence
Ray Kappe, 1976
218 Rivo Alto Canal

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Postby jonu » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:40 pm

Irving Gill's Raymond House (1918):
2749 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803

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Postby SFG » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:28 am

Here are a few more notable stops in Long Beach if you want to do the "extended" tour (Listed in order by date, not location):

Long Beach Polytechnic High School
Hugh R. Davies (1936)
1600 Atlantic Ave

Cheney/Delaney House (Streamline Moderne)
Unknown architect (1937)
2642 Chestnut Ave

Streamline Moderne Apartment Building
Unknown Architect (1939)
3511 E 1st St

Long Beach Airport (Oldest municipal airport in Southern California)
Tip: Don't miss the WPA mosaics by Grace Clements that can still be seen on the second floor
W. Horace Austin and Kenneth S. Wing (1941)
4100 E. Donald Douglas Dr

VA Long Beach Healthcare System (Navy Hospital)
Various architects including Welton Becket and Associates (1943)
5901 E 7th St

Cal State Long Beach
Hugh Biggs; Killingsworth, Brady & Smith (1949;1962)
1250 Bellflower Blvd

Alexander House
John Lautner (1950)
5281 El Roble

George's Fifties Diner
Wayne McAllister (1950)
4390 Atlantic Ave

Killingsworth, Brady, & Smith Offices (1955)
3833 Long Beach Blvd

Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library
Louis Shoall Miller (1958)
4055 Bellflower Blvd

Portofino (Toledo Tower)
Hugh and Donald Gibbs (1961)
5400 The Toledo

Gibbs Architects Office Building (1963)
3575 Long Beach Blvd

Linden Tower Apartments
Joe W. Passero and Vernon Welborn (1964)
250 Linden Ave

Paul Edward Tay Office and Apartments
Paul Edward Tay (1964)
3365 Crest Dr

Grace United Methodist Church
Palmer W. Power (1966)
2325 E 3rd St

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