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Beachrunners’ Inn: LB’s Oldest B&B Celebrates 100 Years

Centennial Celebration The Beachrunners’ Inn is a spacious single-family home built in 1913 that has been restored to highlight the characteristics found in Craftsman homes of the period. In just a few weeks, Long Beach residents and visitors will have a chance to discover the history of one of Long Beach’s oldest and most beloved Bed and Breakfast’s at a party celebrating their 100th anniversary.

Long Beach Heritage 2012 Awards Recognizes City’s Preservationists

John Thomas The Preservationist of the Year Award will be presented to John Thomas. Experience the elegance of the Art Deco era when you attend Long Beach Heritage’s 2012 Awards Benefit and Gala on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. This special event, held in the beautifully decorated Grand Salon on the historic Queen Mary, celebrates a number of notable restoration efforts and the remarkable achievements of longtime preservationists.

Explore A New Deal for Long Beach Architecture With John Thomas and Historical Society

art deco architecture John Thomas presents A New Deal for Long Beach Architecture at the Historical Society on November 19. On November 19, 2011 at 3 p.m. The Historical Society of Long Beach presents a special lecture on the interwar-era Art Deco architecture of Long Beach by expert and enthusiast John Thomas, co-author of Long Beach Art Deco and president of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.

Art Deco Expert Leads Downtown Walking Tour Aug. 27

WPA Mural at Third Street and the Promenade WPA Mural at Third Street and the Promenade in Downtown Long Beach. Step back in time with Art Deco expert John Thomas (author of Long Beach Art Deco) for a walking tour of Downtown Long Beach and discover the Long Beach of the 1920s and 30s.

Discover Art Deco on The Downtown Long Beach Walking Tour

Walking Tour of Downtown Long Beach Step back in time with Art Deco expert John Thomas (author of Long Beach Art Deco) for a walking tour of Downtown Long Beach and discover the Long Beach of the 1920s and 30s. Wonderful examples of Art Deco and Streamline Modern architecture and design will be showcased on the tour Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 9 am.

Friends of Bixby Park to Host Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser Under the Stars at MOLAA

Shakespeare for Kids By the Sea 2009 315 Friends of Bixby Park will host a dinner and silent auction on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Museum of Latin American Art , located at 628 Alamitos Ave in Long Beach . KKJZ-FM’s Helen Borgers will host an evening of wine tasting, seated dinner and silent auction, historic photo exhibit, live music, historian guest speakers and a Special Appreciation to Phil Hester, Former Director of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine.

Editorial: Help save the historic Atlantic Theater in North Long Beach

atlantic-theatre Submitted by Long Beach Heritage The Atlantic Theater a historic Long Beach landmark may be demolished unless the RDA receives wide community support to save the building for redevelopment adaptive reuse. Even though the Atlantic Theater (5870 Atlantic Avenue) is eligible as a city and state landmark and is  eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, and even though the Environmental Impact Report on the project declares adaptive reuse of the theater as a viable, and in some respects, preferable option, the City and the developer support a development alternative that would result in the theater’s demolition.

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