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

Venice

 
 
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Photographed 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 - 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Venice Corner Ball Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ray Bradbury House (approx. Ό mile away); Venice of America House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Florian (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sturdevant Bungalow
Venice Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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. 0.3 miles away); Venice Canals (approx. 0.4 miles away); History of Ballona Lagoon (approx. one mile away); Venice West Cafe (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Venice.
 
Venice Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 13, 2019
3. Venice Marker
Tracks of the Pacific Electric trolley are re-created in the walkways.
Venice Canals image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 13, 2019
4. Venice Canals
A few of the original canals still exist today.
Venice Postcard image. Click for full size.
courtesy USC Libraries, circa 1890
5. Venice Postcard
This location is now Windward Circle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 116 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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Aug. 7, 2022