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

Manhattan Beach Pier

 
 
Manhattan Beach State Pier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
1. Manhattan Beach State Pier Marker
Inscription.  Designed by City Engineer A.L. Harris, this pier was constructed by the City of Manhattan beach during the years 1917-1920. The roundhouse building was added a year later. Harris' innovative design featured a rounded end to the pier, which helped it withstand the pounding of the Pacific. Although the roundhouse was reconstructed in 1989, the pier itself survives as Southern California's oldest remaining example of early reinforced concrete pier construction.
 
Erected 1995 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Manhattan Beach. (Marker Number 1018.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1989.
 
Location. 33° 53.067′ N, 118° 24.72′ W. Marker is in Manhattan Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Manhattan Beach Boulevard and North The Strand, on the right when traveling
Manhattan Beach Pier and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 23, 2018
2. Manhattan Beach Pier and Marker
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west on Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Marker is located at the northeast end of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manhattan Beach CA 90266, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bruce’s Beach (approx. 0.7 miles away); Beach Cottage (approx. 1.6 miles away); Space Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); Old Salt Lake (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dockweiler Hang Gliding Center (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bill and Bob Meistrell (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Plunge and … The Lightning Racer (approx. 2.9 miles away); SV-5D Lifting Body (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan Beach.
 
Area View of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 23, 2018
3. Area View of Marker
Manhattan Beach State Pier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
4. Manhattan Beach State Pier Marker
The Manhattan Beach State Pier
An Irreplaceable Landmark
Pier Pressure, originally a committee
of the Historical Society, later
incorporated separately as the
Manhattan Beach Pier Restoration
Association, began a petition drive and
letter writing campaign in summer,
1986, asking state and local officials
to save the pier. To all who signed or
wrote--thank you! Your voices were
heard. This pier belongs to you.
The Manhattan Beach
Pier Restoration Association
Keith Robinson, President
Julia Tedesco, Vice President
Flag Pole Dedicated July, 1992
Manhattan Beach State Pier and Roundhouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
5. Manhattan Beach State Pier and Roundhouse
Another Marker Nearby image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 23, 2018
6. Another Marker Nearby
Rededicated by the City in 1992. Site of original pier, 1901.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on February 27, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4, 5. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   6. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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