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List of City of Long Beach Historic Landmarks

This is a List of Long Beach Historic Landmarks. These sites have been designated as historic landmarks in the Long Beach Municipal Code. The City of Long Beach has recognized certain buildings and neighborhoods as having special architectural and historical value. The City Council designates historic landmarks and districts by city ordinance. In total, there are 114 Long Beach Historic Landmarks.

Listing of the Long Beach Historic Landmarks

style="background-color:" width="1%" | LBHL #[1] style="background-color:" | Name style="background-color:" class="unsortable" | Image style="background-color:" width="15%" | Address style="background-color:" width="12%" | Neighborhood style="background-color:" class="unsortable" | Description[2]
16.52.010 Jergins Trust Building Pine Avenue and Ocean Boulevard Demolished in 1989; formerly a landmark containing a theater, offices, and the Superior Court
16.52.010 Pacific Coast Club 850 East Ocean Blvd. Demolished in 1989; formerly a private club, designed by Curlett and Beelman in the Chateauesque style, with interior decorations by Heinsbergen
style="background-color:"|16.52.010 Villa Riviera 45|59|N|118|10|54|W| name=Villa Riviera

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15-story apartment building later converted to condominiums; it was the second tallest building in Southern California when built in 1929
|16.52.010 First Congregational Church 46|12|N|118|11|43|W| name=First Congregational Church

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Red brick church built in 1914 in Italian Romanesque Revival style with Gothic rose windows; founded by Jotham and Margaret Bixby
style="background-color:"|16.52.010 Rancho Los Alamitos 46|38|N|118|6|19|W| name=Rancho Los Alamitos

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Adobe house built c. 1806 is one of the oldest in Southern California, also listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the site of the former Puvunga Village
style="background-color:;"|16.52.010 Rancho Los Cerritos 50|22|N|118|11|42|W| name=Los Cerritos Ranch House

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Adobe structure on 4.7-acre (19,000 m2) site is operated by the city as a historic site; formerly the center of a 27,000-acre (110 km2) rancho
style="background-color:"|16.52.020 Cooper Arms Apartments 46|1|N|118|11|13|W| name=Cooper Arms

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Twelve-story Renaissance Revival apartment tower built in 1923
|16.52.030 Drake Park/Willmore City Historic Landmark District
|16.52.040 Long Beach Community Hospital 47|18|N|118|08|42|W| name=Long Beach Community Hospital

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Spanish Colonial Revival Style hospital built 1922-1924 with courtyard patio and fountain centerpiece entered through an arcade
|16.52.050 Scottish Rite Cathedral 46|38|N|118|11|16|W| name=Scottish Rite Cathedral

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Scottish Rite Freemasonry building designed in Italian Renaissance-Romanesque Revival style
style="background-color:"|16.52.060 Insurance Exchange Building 46|9|N|118|11|24|W| name=Middough Brothers--Insurance Exchange Building

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Also known as Middough Brothers-Insurance Exchange Building
|16.52.070 Recreation Park Golf Course Clubhouse 46|29|N|118|08|06|W| name=Recreation Park Golf Course Clubhouse

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Spanish Coloinal Revival recreation building built in the 1920s
style="background-color:"|16.52.080 Bembridge House 46|45|N|118|12|4|W| name=Bembridge House

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Also known as Green-Rankin-Bembridge House; Ornate Queen Anne Victorian house built in 1906 with original carriage house and gazebo
|16.52.090 Cherry Avenue Lifeguard Station 45|48|N|118|10|05|W| name=Cherry Avenue Lifeguard Station

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Three-story structure with hexagonal lookout tower built in 1938 as a WPA project; moved to Cherry Ave. in 1961.
|16.52.100 William Benjamin Dearborn Simmons Tracker Pipe Organ 5950 Willow St. Antique organ built in Boston by William Benjamin Dearbon Simmons; purchased and restored in 1975 by Los Altos United Methodist Church
|16.52.110 Dr. Rowan Building 46|10|N|118|11|32|W| name=Dr. Rowan Building

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Art Deco commercial structure built in 1930 with terra cotta ornamentation
|16.52.120 Long Beach Municipal Auditorium Mural 3rd and Promenade WPA Mosaic depicting beach recreation; created from 1936-1938 by Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Henry Nord, and Albert Henry King on the facade of the Municipal Auditorium; relocated in 1982 as a freestanding piece at the Promenade and Long Beach Plaza
|16.52.130 Heartwell-Lowe House 45|56|N|118|09|44|W| name=Heartwell-Lowe House

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Colonial Revival house built in 1919 for Col. Charles L. Heartwell
|16.52.140 St. Regis Building

45|56|N|118|10|49|W| name=St. Regis Building

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Luxurious apartment hotel built in 1920s combining Greek Revival and Renaissance Revival styles
|16.52.150 Fire Maintenance Station No. 10 1445 Peterson St. Oldest fire station in Long Beach; built in 1925 with tall stepped gable; operated in recent years as the Long Beach Firefighter’s Museum
|16.52.160 Leonie Pray House 50|02|N|118|11|47|W| name=Leonie Pray House

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English Tudor Revival house built in 1927; also known as Dawson-Pray House
|16.52.170 Skinny House 46|32|N|118|09|27|W| name=Skinny House

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style="background-color:"|16.52.180 First National Bank of Long Beach 46|6|N|118|11|30|W| name=First National Bank of Long Beach

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Also known as Enloe Building
|16.52.190 Henry Clock House 50|00|N|118|11|37|W| name=Henry Clock House

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|16.52.200 Artaban Apartments 46|00|N|118|11|05|W| name=Artaban Apartments

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|16.52.210 Broadlind Hotel 46|08|N|118|11|11|W| name=Broadlind Hotel

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|16.52.220 and 16.52.540 Masonic Temple 46|11|N|118|11|32|W| name=Masonic Temple

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|16.52.230 Matlock House 47|14|N|118|07|44|W| name=Matlock House

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|16.52.240 Moore House 46|54|N|118|07|30|W| name=Moore House

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|16.52.250 Olan Hafley House 46|54|N|118|07|29|W| name=Olan Hafley House

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style="background-color:"|16.52.260 The Willmore 46|15|N|118|11|40|W| name=Willmore, The

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|16.52.270 Lafayette Complex 46|07|N|118|11|10|W| name=Lafayette Complex

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|16.52.280 Linden House 847 Linden Ave.
|16.52.290 Termo Company Building 3275 Cherry Ave.
|16.52.300 Home Market Building 942-948 Daisy
|16.52.310 Farmers and Merchants Bank Office Tower 320 Pine Ave.
style="background-color:"|16.52.320 Long Beach Professional Building 46|36|N|118|11|32|W| name=Long Beach Professional Building

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|16.52.330 Bixby Ranch House 11 La Linda Drive
|16.52.340 The Houser Building 2740-2746 E. Broadway
|16.52.350 Harriman-Jones Clinic 211 Cherry Ave
|16.52.360 Breakers Hotel 200-220 E. Ocean Blvd.
|16.52.370 Ocean Center Building 110 W. Ocean Blvd. Meyer & Holler, design by Raymond M. Kennedy, 1929
|16.52.380 Adelaide M. Tichenor House 852 E. Ocean Blvd. Greene and Greene, 1904
|16.52.390 Californian Apartments 325 W. 3rd St.
|16.52.400 Crest Apartments 321 Chestnut Ave.
|16.52.410 Blackstone Hotel 330 W. Ocean Blvd.
|16.52.420 Sovereign Apartments 354-360 W. Ocean Blvd Also known as The Sovereign
|16.52.430 Lord Mayor's Inn (Windham House) 435 Cedar Ave.
|16.52.450 Barker Brothers Building 141 E. Broadway; 215 Promenade
|16.52.460 Buffums Autoport 119-121 W. 1st St.
|16.52.470 Security Pacific National Bank Building 102-110 Pine Ave.
|16.52.480 American Hotel 224-230 E. Broadway
|16.52.490 Art Deco Building at 312-316 Elm Avenue 312-316 Elm Avenue
|16.52.500 First United Presbyterian Church 600 E. Fifth St.
|16.52.510 Walkers Department Store 401-423 Pine Ave.
|16.52.520 Engine Company No. 8 5365 E. 2nd St.
|16.52.530 Golden House 628 W. 10th St.
|16.52.550 Pacific Tower (Long Beach, California) 205-215 Long Beach Blvd.
|16.52.560 St. Anthony's Church 540 Olive Ave.
|16.52.570 St. Luke's Episcopal Church 703 Atlantic Ave.
|16.52.580 First Church of Christ Scientist 440 Elm Ave. Later First Christian Church
|16.52.590 Famous Department Store 601-609 Pine Ave. Later Rite-Aid
|16.52.600 Residence at 453 Cedar Avenue 453 Cedar Avenue
|16.52.610 Residence at 629 Atlantic Avenue 629 Atlantic Avenue
style="background-color:"|16.52.620 Second Church of Christ Scientist 44|55|N|118|11|35|W| name=Second Church of Christ Scientist

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|16.52.630 Christian Outreach Appeal Building 503-515 E. 3rd St. Also known as First Methodist Episcopal Church
|16.52.640 Long Beach Airport Terminal 4100 E. Donald Douglas Dr.
|16.52.650 Long Beach Museum of Art 2300 E. Ocean Blvd.
|16.52.660 Harnett House 730 Sunrise Blvd.
|16.52.670 Acres of Books 240 Long Beach Boulevard
|16.52.680 Cambridge Building 320 East Bixby Road
|16.52.690 Hancock Motors Building 500 E. Anaheim St.
|16.52.700 Cheney-Delaney Residence 2642 Chestnut Ave.
|16.52.710 James E. Porter Residence 351 Magnolia Ave.
|16.52.720 Meeker Building
|16.52.730 278 Long Beach Skating Palace 278 Alamitos Ave.
|16.52.740 Recreation Park bandshell
|16.52.750 Coffee Pot Cafe 955 E. 4th St. Hexagonal fantasy structure with large coffee pot on roof, formerly known as the Hot Cha Cafe, built in 1932
|16.52.760 Chancellor Apartments 1037 E. 1st St.
|16.52.770 Kress Building 445-455 Pine Ave.
|16.52.780 Gaytonia Apartment Building 212 Quincy Ave.
|16.52.790 Masonic Hall Commercial Building 5351-53 Long Beach Blvd.
|16.52.800 Art Theater Building 2025 E. 4th St.
|16.52.810 Ambassador Apartment Building 35 Alboni Place
|16.52.830 Merrill Building 810-812 Long Beach Blvd.
|16.52.840 Flossie Lewis House 628 West 10th St.
|16.52.860 Pressburg Residence 167 East South St.
|16.52.870 El Cordova Apartments (Rose Towers) 1728 E. 3rd St.
|16.52.890 Bank of Belmont Shore 5354 E. 2nd St.
|16.52.900 Castle Croydon 7th & Orizaba Ave.
|16.52.910 Ernest and Lillian McBride Home 1461 Lemon Ave.
|16.52.920 Dolly Varden Hotel Rooftop Sign 335 Pacific Ave.
|16.52.930 Le Grande Apartments 635 East 9th St.
|16.52.940 Silver Bow Apartments 330 Cedar Ave.
|16.52.950 Casa Aitken 725 E. 8th St.
|16.52.960 St. John's Missionary Baptist Church 732 E. 10th St.
|16.52.970 James C. Beer Residence 1503 E. Ocean Blvd.
|16.52.980 Garvey House 1728 East 7th St.
|16.52.990 Bay Hotel 318 Elm Ave.
|16.52.1000 Ringheim-Wells House 4031 E. 5th St.
|16.52.1010 Kale House 853 Linden Ave.
|16.52.1020 Foster & Kleiser Building 1428 Magnolia Ave.
|16.52.1030 Anna R. Brown Residence 1205 E. Ocean Blvd.
|16.52.1040 Butler Residence 251 Junipero Ave.
|16.52.1050 Long Beach Unity Church 935 E. Broadway
|16.52.1060 Packard Motors Building 205 East Anaheim St.
|16.52.1070 American Legion Post No. 560 (Houghton Post) 1215 E. 59th St.
|16.52.1080 Phillips House 5917 Lemon Ave.
|16.52.1090 1163 Appleton Street House 1163 Appleton Street
|16.52.2000 1169-75 Appleton Street House 1169-75 Appleton Street
|16.52.2010 Parsonage 640 Pacific Ave.
|16.52.2020 Esser House 1001 E. 1st St.
|16.52.2030 Sunnyside Cemetery 1095 E. Willow St.

Other Long Beach sites also recognized

The Long Beach Historic Landmarks listed above include many of the most important historic sites in the City of Long Beach. Some others within the City of Long Beach have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places or designated as California Historical Landmarks. These are:

Name Image Address Neighborhood Description[2]
style="background-color:" | RMS Queen Mary 45|10|N|118|11|23|W| name=RMS QUEEN MARY

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Art Deco transatlantic luxury ocean liner built in 1936 in Scotland, fastest ocean liner from 1936 to 1952, extensively gutted and converted for use as a hotel/museum/convention center after being purchased from the Cunard Line in 1967 by Long Beach.
style="background-color:" | US Post Office-Long Beach Main 46|22|N|118|11|20|W| name=US Post Office--Long Beach Main

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Moderne structure built from 1933-1934 as a project of the Works Progress Administration
style="background-color:" | Jennie A. Reeve House 50|3|N|118|11|41|W| name=Reeve, Jennie A., House

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Craftsman house designed by Greene & Greene
style="background-color:" | Puvunga Indian Village Sites Address Restricted

See also

References

External links

  • City of Long Beach Historic Landmarks
  • Historical Society of Long Beach
  • History of Long Beach
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