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

Cabrillo Beach Bath House

 
 
Cabrillo Beach Bath House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 15, 2021
1. Cabrillo Beach Bath House Marker
Inscription.  
Mediterranean style. Architect - David Berniker. Built 1932. Declared 1992, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 571, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.
 
Erected 1992 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 571.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable BuildingsParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
 
Location. 33° 42.59′ N, 118° 17.033′ W. Marker is in San Pedro, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Stephen M White Drive, 0.3 miles east of Pacific Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3800 Stephen M White Dr, San Pedro CA 90731, 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. Stephen M. White (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friendship Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Point Fermin Lighthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battery Osgood-Farley Historic Site
Cabrillo Beach Bath House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 15, 2021
2. Cabrillo Beach Bath House Marker
On a column near the Mariners Memorial anchor and plaque.
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Casa de San Pedro (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort MacArthur / 500 Varas Square Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Muller House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Timms' Point and Landing (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Pedro.
 
Regarding Cabrillo Beach Bath House. Built in 1932 as a destination for Los Angeles residents riding the Pacific Electric trolley, the Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse is the last remaining example of the bathhouses that were popular along Southern California’s shoreline. It served the public as a place to rent beach gear, such as towels and swimsuits, and boats.
This location was used during the 1932 Olympic Games for boating events. In the early 1940’s the Bathhouse became the home of the Cabrillo Beach Museum. The museum had a collection of artifacts, deep-sea diving gear, dioramas of sea life, models of giant octopus, black sea bass and a leatherback turtle. The museum had dimly lit rooms that were small and overcrowded. In 1981 the Cabrillo Beach Museum moved to its two present locations - the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium next door, and the Maritime Museum at Harbor and 6th Street.
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Mariners Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 15, 2021
3. Mariners Memorial
Dedicated at the opening of the Mariners Exhibit in 1951.
2002 the Bathhouse was restored to its original state.
 
Cabrillo Beach Bath House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 15, 2021
4. Cabrillo Beach Bath House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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