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Long Beach in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Villa Riviera

1929

 

—Architect: Richard D. King —

 
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By Michael Kindig, March 31, 2014
1. Villa Riviera Marker
Inscription. When completed, the Villa was the tallest building on the Southern California Coast and its French Gothic design won an award in Paris. It survived the 1933 earthquake but was seismically strengthened and restored in 1989-90.
 
Erected 1979 by City of Long Beach Cultural Heritage Commission.
 
Location. 33° 45.938′ N, 118° 10.924′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on East Ocean Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach CA 90802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ranchos (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Esser House (about 800 feet away); Long Beach Unity Society of Practical Christianity Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Cooper Arms (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lafayette Complex (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Campbell Mural (approx. 0.3 miles away); Long Beach Skating Rink (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Broadlind Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Also see . . .
1. Villa Riviera's Gothic Walls Have Tales to Tell. The fierce-looking
Villa Riviera Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 31, 2014
2. Villa Riviera Marker
The Villa Riviera
has been placed on the
National Reigster
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Initeior
July 25, 1996
gargoyles that are perched in stony silence along the roof certainly aren't talking. (Submitted on March 31, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 

2. The Villa Riviera. The Villa was, until the completion of the Los Angeles City Hall, the tallest building between Santa Barbara and San Diego. To this day the Villa is the Standard for height for new buildings built East of Shore line Drive on Ocean Blvd. The United States Geological Survey designates the Villa as of reference point and it is included on the maps as a check point for Oceanic surveys. (Submitted on April 2, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Villa Riviera Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig,
3. Villa Riviera Marker
Both markers located on the right-hand side of the entrance.
Villa Riviera image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 31, 2014
4. Villa Riviera
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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