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

The Californian



—Architect: Joseph H. Roberts —

The Californian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 20, 2013
1. The Californian Marker
Inscription. One of a group of "own-your-own" apartment buildings constructed in the 1920's. Close to the beach and the downtown business district. The Californian has a distinctive, elegant beaux-arts facade with fine masonry and detailing. Long Beach architect and engineer J.H. Roberts had a successful practice in residential and commerical buildings. He also designed the St. Regis on Ocean Boulevard, another historical landmark.
Erected 1989 by City of Long Beach Cultural Heritage Commission.
Location. 33° 46.249′ N, 118° 11.749′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on West 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 325 West 3rd Street, Long Beach CA 90802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Willmore (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Congregational Church of Long Beach (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Windham House (Lord Mayor's Inn) (about 600 feet away); The Walker Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower
The Californian image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 20, 2014
2. The Californian
Marker is located above the door inside of the entrance alcove.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Kress Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Harvey Milk / Harvey Milk Equality Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away); The Blackstone (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 283 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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