“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newport Beach in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Balboa Pavilion

Balboa Pavilion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 6, 2001
1. Balboa Pavilion Marker
Marker is displayed in the window at the pavilion.
Inscription. This is one of California's last surviving examples of the great waterfront recreational pavilions from the turn of the century. Built in 1905 by the Newport Bay Investment Company, it played a prominent role in the development of Newport Beach as a seaside recreation area. In 1906, it became the southern terminus for the Pacific Electric Railway, connecting the beach with downtown Los Angeles. The railway's red cars connected the beach with Los Angeles in only one hour.
Erected 1984 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Balboa Pavilion Company, Inc. (Marker Number 959.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
Location. 33° 36.156′ N, 117° 53.944′ W. Marker is in Newport Beach, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and East Balboa Boulevard on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Main Street, Newport Beach CA 92661, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rendezvous Ballroom (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Water-to-Water Flight (about 700 feet away); Old Landing (approx. 1.1 miles away); McFadden (Newport) Wharf (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mariner's Mile (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ozment General Store & Post Office 1908(c) (approx. 2.9 miles away); F.M. Bloom Shoe Repairs 1923(c) (approx. 2.9 miles away); Davis Barbershop & Soda Fountain 1921(c) (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport Beach.
Regarding Balboa Pavilion. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 959 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRIS: 84000914).
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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