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Home to the impressive Victorian Queen Anne Bembridge House and numerous smaller examples of this style, Willmore City was the first residential development in Long Beach. Started in 1881 from a subdivision of the Rancho Los Cerritos, Willmore City contains Drake Park named for Colonel Charles Rivers Drake developer of the Pike amusement complex and the Knoll Park housing development.
First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez will unveil the transformation of La Reina Way near Chestnut Avenue on Saturday, February 6, at 9:00 am. La Reina Way is one of many “Courts and Ways” in the Willmore City neighborhood.
WCHA Board Emily Tanaka , WCHA Vice President Michelle Muniz, WCHA President Kathleen Irvine, Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association representative Ernie Villa, WCHA Board Member Jim Danno The Willmore City Heritage Association (WCHA) works to improve, preserve and promote the physical environment and the quality of life in the Willmore City Drake Parke neighborhood, Long Beach’s first designated historic district.
On Sunday July 15th Long Beach Heritage will host The Great Gatsby Garden Party at Peppertree Court at the historic Bembridge House. Step back in time and celebrate the opening of Peppertree Court at the historic Bembridge House with a Great Gatsby Garden Party.
Restored Home The Willmore City Heritage Association (WCHA) won first place in Neighborhoods, USA’s Neighborhood of the Year Award 2010 national competition in the category of Physical Revitalization – Single Neighborhood.
On Sunday, June 7, Long Beach Heritage celebrates “A Century of Style” with its annual Great Homes of Long Beach tour. From noon to 5 p.m., ticket holders will be welcomed inside six architecturally distinguished homes in the Belmont Heights, Bixby Knolls, Los Cerritos and Willmore City neighborhoods of the city.