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

The Jergins Trust Building

1919 - 1988

 
 
The Jergins Trust Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 22, 2016
1. The Jergins Trust Building Marker
Inscription. Designed by architect Harvey Lochridge for Fred Markwell in 1914, but not constructred until 1919, the Jergins Building was originally named after Markwell. Built in the Beaux-Arts style, the six story structure contained a theater and offices. In 1929, the A. T. Jergins Oil Company added three floors and a penthouse, also designed by Lochridge, and renamed it the Jergins Trust Building. Despite efforts to preserve it, the Jergins Trust Building was demolished in 1988.

These historic decorative elements from the Jergins Trust Building have been preserved, repurposed, and installed through a generous grant from the Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association.

Thank you also to the following for their generous donations and support:

Willmore City Heritage Association
The City of Long Beach
Downtown Long Beach Associates
Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association
 
Erected 2012 by Willmore City Heritage Association, The City of Long Beach, Downtown Long Beach Associates, Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association.
 
Location. 33° 46.536′ N, 118° 12.074′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on West 7th Street west of Main Avenue
Drake/Chavez Greenbelt Entryway image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 22, 2016
2. Drake/Chavez Greenbelt Entryway
The marker is visible on the side of the right hand pillar.
, on the right. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Long Beach CA 90802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bembridge House (approx. mile away); Charles Windham House (Lord Mayor's Inn) (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Californian (approx. half a mile away); The Willmore (approx. half a mile away); The First Congregational Church of Long Beach (approx. half a mile away); The Kress Building (approx. half a mile away); The Walker Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jergins Subway. The Jergins pedestrian subway in Long Beach was built in 1927, after a survey determined that over 2000 people an hour were crossing Ocean Blvd at Pine Avenue--4000 on weekends, since tourists and merrymakers were crossing Ocean to visit the beach and the Pike. (Submitted on March 22, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 

2. Jergins Subway. 12 photos taken inside the tunnel (Submitted on March 22, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers
 
Left Decorative Pillar image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 22, 2016
3. Left Decorative Pillar
Right Decorative Pillar image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 22, 2016
4. Right Decorative Pillar
Location of the Jergins Trust Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 22, 2016
5. Location of the Jergins Trust Building
The Jergins Trust Building was located on the southeast corner of Pine Avenue and East Ocean Boulevard.
The Jergins Pedestrian Subway (aka the Jergins Tunnel) Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 22, 2016
6. The Jergins Pedestrian Subway (aka the Jergins Tunnel) Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on , by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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