Discover Treasures of the 1920s and ’30s with Long Beach Heritage
2015-10-12 · By Editor
Downtown Long Beach is rich with many buildings of the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne style built in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Join Long Beach Heritage, Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., for a tour showcasing these treasures. Renowned Art Deco expert, John Thomas, co-author of Art Deco Long Beach and the President of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, will guide the tour and share his wealth of knowledge of the era’s architecture, history and notable architects of the period, Cecil Schilliing, Horace Austin, Nate Piper, and Hugh Davies.
The event will begin in the lobby of the historic Lafayette complex built in 1929, located at 140 Linden Ave. The participants will view the building’s interior and museum and proceed on a two hour walk which will highlight the Arts Building, Metro Apartment Building, Rowen/ Bradley Building, the United States Post Office and the WPA Mural. The facades of many Long Beach Buildings were replaced with these exciting new styles following the 1933 earthquake. Mr. Thomas states “It is an honour and a pleasure to share so many wonderful examples of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architecture in our downtown.”
The tour will be followed by a reception at District Wine with complimentary appetizers and a glass of wine. All participants will be presented with a signed copy of Art Deco Long Beach, a $ 20.00 value. Validated parking will be available at the Courtyard by Marriott, 500 East First Street, Long Beach, Ca.
Tickets for this special event, a fundraiser to benefit Long Beach Heritage, are $ 50.00. They can be purchased in advance by check to Long Beach Heritage, P.O. Box 92521, Long Beach California, 90809, via Pay Pal at www.lbheritage.org or by calling 562-493-7019. Space is limited, so please reserve early.
For additional information, visit www.lbheritage.org or call 562-493-7019.