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

Manhattan Beach State Pier

 
 
Manhattan Beach State Pier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
1. Manhattan Beach State Pier Marker
Inscription. Designed by City Engineer A.L. Harris, this pier was constructed by the City of Manhattan beach during the years 1917-1920. The roundhouse building was added a year later. Harris' innovative design featured a rounded end to the pier, which helped it withstand the pounding of the Pacific. Although the roundhouse was reconstructed in 1989, the pier itself survives as Southern California's oldest remaining example of early reinforced concrete pier construction.
 
Erected 1995 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Manhattan Beach. (Marker Number 1018.)
 
Location. 33° 53.067′ N, 118° 24.72′ W. Marker is in Manhattan Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Manhattan Beach Boulevard and North The Strand, on the right when traveling west on Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located at the northeast end of the Manhattan Beach State Pier. Marker is in this post office area: Manhattan Beach CA 90266, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Salt Lake (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bill and Bob Meistrell (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Plunge and ... The Lightning Racer
Manhattan Beach State Pier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
2. Manhattan Beach State Pier Marker
The Manhattan Beach State Pier
An Irreplaceable Landmark
Pier Pressure, originally a committee
of the Historical Society, later
incorporated separately as the
Manhattan Beach Pier Restoration
Association, began a petition drive and
letter writing campaign in summer,
1986, asking state and local officials
to save the pier. To all who signed or
wrote--thank you! Your voices were
heard. This pier belongs to you.
The Manhattan Beach
Pier Restoration Association
Keith Robinson, President
Julia Tedesco, Vice President
Flag Pole Dedicated July, 1992
(approx. 2.9 miles away); 9-11 Tribute (approx. 3 miles away); The Redondo Beach Plan (approx. 3 miles away); King Harbor and ... The Marinas (approx. 3.1 miles away); George Freeth (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hotel Redondo (approx. 3.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Manhattan Beach State Pier and Roundhouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 29, 2007
3. Manhattan Beach State Pier and Roundhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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