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

Venice

 
 
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By Craig Baker, July 13, 2019
1. Venice Marker
Inscription.  Coney Island of the Pacific, as Venice was called, had wild roller coasters, beautiful carousels, giant slides, fun houses, live camel rides, miniature trains, and much, much more.
 
Erected 2016 by Robin Murez; and Venice Public Art.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 33° 59.312′ N, 118° 27.814′ W. Marker is in Venice, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Venice Boulevard west of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, in the median. In Venice of America Centennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Venice Blvd, Venice CA 90291, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Ballona Lagoon (approx. one mile away); The Helmsman (approx. 1.3 miles away); Marina Del Rey Small Craft Harbor (approx. 1.3 miles away); Roy Jones House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ocean Park Branch Library
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By Craig Baker, July 13, 2019
2. Venice Marker
Public art sculpture of a carnival ball represents the carnival of old Venice.
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); Shotgun House (approx. 1˝ miles away); Marina Del Rey (approx. 1.6 miles away); “The Ink Well” (approx. 2 miles away).
 
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By Craig Baker, July 13, 2019
3. Venice Marker
Tracks of the Pacific Electric trolley are re-created in the walkways.
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By Craig Baker, July 13, 2019
4. Venice Canals
A few of the original canals still exist today.
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By USC Libraries, circa 1890
5. Venice Postcard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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