“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Hotel Redondo

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By Michael Kindig, March 25, 2016
1. Hotel Redondo Marker
Inscription.  At the end of the 19th century, the gem of Santa Monica bay's southern shoreline was the Hotel Redondo. Located in what is now Veterans Park, the hotel had awesome views of the Pacific Ocean and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Tethered to Los Angeles by 17 miles of railway track, Redondo Beach's majestic 225-room hotel boasted a bath on every floor and a fireplace in every room.

An 18-hole golf course was available and the hotel was equally proud of its billboard room, steam heat, electricity and Otis elevators. An orchestra played nightly at dinner and elegant entertainment was regularly available in the gran ballroom. Guests arrived at the Redondo Railway station in back of the hotel, while those debarking from the coastal steamers paraded up the long sloping walk in front.

The narrow-gauge, steam-operated Redondo Railway arrived three times a day during the week, with a fourth train from Los Angeles scheduled on Saturdays. Even if visitors weren't bound for the hotel's luxuries, there was plenty to do. Just north of the hotel was Tent City, where beach goers could enjoy
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By Michael Kindig, March 25, 2016
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tents with wooden floors and electric lights. Visitors could stroll along the beach where they scooped up mounds of moonstones, those wonderfully brilliant rocks that had been tumbled smooth through the centuries by the Pacific's storms.
Erected 2004 by Chevron, Ray & Patricia Haynes, King's Harbor Church, Leadership Redondo Class of 2002, Northrop Gruman, Emil & Mary Tephany Family 1946. (Marker Number 18.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 33° 50.228′ N, 118° 23.369′ W. Marker is in Redondo Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Esplanade. Marker is located on the southwest side in Veterans Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach CA 90277, 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. George Freeth (approx. 0.2 miles away); King Harbor and ... The Marinas (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Redondo Beach Plan (approx. 0.6 miles away); 9-11 Tribute (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Plunge and … The Lightning Racer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bill and Bob Meistrell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Salt Lake (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chowigna Indian Village (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redondo Beach.
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By City of Redondo Beach, 1906
3. Hotel Redondo
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on March 29, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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