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

Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower

1922

 

—Architecture: Curlett & Beelman with W. Horace Austin —

 
Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 31, 2013
1. Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower Marker
Inscription. A Renaissance Revival classic, notable for its architectural beauty and its terra cotta ornament. It was the first skyscraper, and introduced "modern" building design in the heart of Long Beach's original commercial district.
 
Erected 1988 by City of Long Beach Cultural Heritage Commission.
 
Location. 33° 46.257′ N, 118° 11.526′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Pine Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 Pine Avenue, Long Beach CA 90802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harvey Milk / Harvey Milk Equality Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Walker Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Recreation (about 300 feet away); The Kress Building (about 600 feet away); US Post Office-Long Beach Main (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Willmore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Security Pacific National Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Congregational Church of Long Beach (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 31, 2013
2. Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower Marker
Marker is located on the right-hand side of the entrance alcove.
Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 31, 2013
3. Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower
Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 20, 2014
4. Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower
 
 
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 252 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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