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

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Landmark

 
 
Santa Monica Pier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2010
1. Santa Monica Pier Marker
Inscription. The Santa Monica Pier was built in phases between 1908 and 1916. It originally consisted of a Municipal Pier for strolling and fishing and a Pleasure Pier for amusements. The Hippodrome was constructed in 1916 to house the Pleasure Pier's carousel, and is one of the last remnants of a festive architecture once found in most California seaside resort towns. The Pier was partially reconstructed between 1988 and 1990 after incurring major storm damage in 1983. Designated August 17, 1976.
 
Erected by City of Santa Monica.
 
Location. 34° 0.61′ N, 118° 29.779′ W. Marker is in Santa Monica, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Colorado Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica CA 90401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Santa Monica Pier Carousel (here, next to this marker); Rapp's Saloon (approx. mile away); Will Rogers Highway (approx. 0.3 miles away); “The Ink Well” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shotgun House
Santa Monica Pier Marker is on the right side of building. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2010
2. Santa Monica Pier Marker is on the right side of building.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Ocean Park Branch Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); Roy Jones House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Olympiad Rose Bush (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Monica.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Santa Monica Pier entrance image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2010
3. Santa Monica Pier entrance
Santa Monica Pier image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2010
4. Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier History Board image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2010
5. Santa Monica Pier History Board
Located right under the Harbor Office next to the restrooms.
Santa Monica Pier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 2, 2018
6. Santa Monica Pier Marker
The marker is near the entrance to the merry-go-round.
Santa Monica Pier History Board image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2010
7. Santa Monica Pier History Board
Santa Monica Pier image. Click for full size.
By Santa Monica History Board
8. Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier image. Click for full size.
By Santa Monica History Board
9. Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier image. Click for full size.
By Santa Monica History Board
10. Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier image. Click for full size.
By Santa Monica History Board
11. Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Landmark Marker Pillar image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2010
12. Santa Monica Landmark Marker Pillar
Santa Monica Municipal Pier. Dedicated on
Official Los Angeles County Hisotrical Landmark May 1975 James A. Hayes
Chairman
Peter F. Schabarum
Kennith Hahn
Edmund D. Edleman
Baxter Ward
Santa Monica Pier Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2010
13. Santa Monica Pier Plaque
The City of Santa Monica gratefully acknowledges its contribution of Executive Parking, Inc., The Rand Corporation, which made possible this archive exhibit that preserves the spirit and history of the Santa Monica Pier. November 1992.
<i>Pleasure Pier, Santa Monica, California</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Western Publishing & Novelty Co. (courtesy Loyola Marymount University), 1922
14. Pleasure Pier, Santa Monica, California
"A bird's eye view looking southwest towards the Santa Monica pier and the southern corner of Palisades Park....The Santa Monica Municipal Pier was built in the early 1900s. Charles Looff, known for his career building amusement park rides at Coney Island at other locations across America, built an adjoining Pleasure Pier next to the Municipal Pier around 1916. The completed pier was 178,200 square feet and included restaurants, a carousel, a roller coaster and other attractions. The Aeroscope ride, a tower structure to the west of the Hippodrome building, launched six-passenger boats into the air and whirled them around at 35 miles per hour. In 1924, Looff sold the pier to the Santa Monica Pleasure Pier Company, who expanded it to include the La Monica Ballroom towards the ocean end of the pier. The two adjoined piers later became known as simply, "The Pier," and was acquired by the city in the 1950s. The Pier was declared a Santa Monica City Landmark in 1976." - William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on July 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 6, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   6. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on April 6, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   14. submitted on July 4, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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