Redondo Beach in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Redondo Beach Plan
Unlike the grid patterns of most 19th century towns, Redondo Beach was created with a unique curvilinear street system. The streets, bearing the names of Hispanic women and gemstones, were tiered from a single focal point at the Pacific Ocean moving inland in an easterly direction from the ocean. The Pier was the focus as it provided entry to the community and the South Bay from the sea and connected town residents and inland visitors with the ocean for commerce and play.
William Hammond Hall was the first Superintendent of San Francisco Golden Gate Park, which he designed. The curved streets of the Park, like those of Redondo Beach, were designed to control the speed of horse and buggy drivers and to shelter people from the winds. As California's first State Engineer, he was responsible for water and drainage systems throughout the state. During his tenure, he spearheaded a number of major river navigation projects and an integrated flood control system for the Sacramento Valley. Hall was no stranger to controversy. As State Engineer, he alienated most
Erected 2009 by Councilman Chris and Diane Cagle; Louis N. Garcia; Mike Gin; Janet and Art Johnson; Ernie, Ann, Erica, Tim O'Dell 2008; Kurt and Victoria Schmalz; Pete, Sam & Nick Villasenor; and the Redondo Beach Historical Commission. (Marker Number 21.)
Location. 33° 50.722′ N, 118° 23.301′ W. Marker is in Redondo Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Elana Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Redondo Beach CA 90277, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 9-11 Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); King Harbor and ... The Marinas (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Plunge and ... The Lightning Racer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bill and Bob Meistrell (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Freeth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hotel Redondo (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Salt Lake (approx. 0.7 miles away); Manhattan Beach Pier (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redondo Beach.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on March 29, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.