East Village Walking Tour Explores LB’s Early “Own-Your-Own” High Rises

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This month's tour will include the Broadlind hotel among other historic East Village locations.  Photo from wikimedia.

This month’s tour will include the Broadlind hotel among other historic East Village locations. Photo from wikimedia.

Join Long Beach Heritage Saturday February 21, 2015 for the East Village Walking tour.

The East Village is home to several of the earliest “own-your-own” residential high-rises catering to elegant resort living built after World War I and the discovery of oil in the region. Victorian cottages, from as early as 1905, nestle between stunning Art Deco and Italian Renaissance commercial buildings. Today’s East Village residents enjoy charming boutiques, restaurants, and cafes on streets lined with spectacular art and architecture. Tour highlights include the Broadlin Hotel, Cooper Arms, Lafayette Complex, Artaban and the Royal Hotel. 

The two hour tour begins at 10:00 a.m. in front of Modica’s restaurant at Ocean Blvd and Linden Ave. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased through PayPal at www.lbheritage.com. Tickets will be held in will call and distributed at the meeting site.

Future tours of the historic district will be given the second Saturday of each month. For additional information, call 562-493-7019 or visit www.lbheritage.org.

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