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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Pedro, California

 
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San Pedro is in Los Angeles County
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1California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
Panel 1: American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial The United States Merchant Marine has faithfully served our country in times of war and peace, hauling life and cargo to every corner of the world. This memorial is . . . Map (db m67059) HM
2California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor
American Merchant Marine Veterans Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor Dedication: National Maritime Day, May 22, 2003 [List of state and local government officials] Gene Frank Construction, Builder Randall B. Montgomery, Engraver . . . Map (db m50928) HM
3California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Anna Lee Fisher - Astronaut — Los Angeles Maritime Museum —
San Pedro’s First Woman in Space Aboard Space Shuttle Discovery Nov. 8, 1984 Presented by an Admiring Community Dec. 11, 1984 Map (db m52529) HM
4California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Battery Osgood-Farley Historic Site"Home of the Fort MacArthur Museum" — Battle Honors, Third Coast Artillery —
Battle Honors Third Coast Artillery War of 1812 Fort Nelson, VA. - June 22, 1813 Fort Oswego, NY. - May 5-6, 1814 Mexican War Palo Alto - May 8. 1846 Resaca de la Palma - May 9, 1846 Monterey (sic) - Sept. 21-23, . . . Map (db m81750) HM
5California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 571 — Cabrillo Beach Bath House
Mediterranean style. Architect - David Berniker. Built 1932. Declared 1992, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 571, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.Map (db m179817) HM
6California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 920 — Casa de San PedroHide House Site
The first known commercial structure on the shore of San Pedro Bay was built here in 1823 by the trading firm of McCulloch & Hartnell to store cattle hides from the San Gabriel and San Fernando Missions. Richard Henry Dana described this adobe hide . . . Map (db m127026) HM
7California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Catalina Channel
The Catalina Channel, about 25 miles wide and close to 500 fathoms deep (about 3,000 feet), separates Santa Catalina Island from the mainland. This part of the Pacific Ocean was first visited by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542, sailing under the . . . Map (db m147299) HM
8California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Fishing Industry Memorial1883-1999
In 1892 Southern California Fish Corp. was the first cannery in Los Angeles Harbor. In 1903 a technique of preparing and canning was developed to can sardines, mackerel, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna and albacore. In 1912 the first fresh fish market . . . Map (db m85153) HM
9California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Fort MacArthur / 500 Varas Square Historic DistrictPort of Los Angeles
Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, exploring for Spain, discovered Alta California and named San Pedro Bay, “Bahia de los Fumos” (Bay of Smokes), October 1542. The smoke on the Bay shore came from the native Suang-Na Indian Fires. Sebastian . . . Map (db m127129) HM
10California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 187 — Friendship BellKorean Bell of Friendship and Bell Pavilion, Angels Gate Park
The friendship bell, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, was presented as a gift from the people of the Republic of Korea to the people of the United States of America on the occasion of the American Bicentennial Jubilee to further the friendship and . . . Map (db m51064) HM
11California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Harry Bridges MemorialILWU
Panel 1: Harry Bridges 1901 – 1990 Founder of the ILWU Panel 2: Harry Bridges was an Australian seaman who came ashore and started longshoring in San Francisco in 1922. Unsafe working conditions, corrupt hiring . . . Map (db m72148) HM
12California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — History of San Pedro Plaza Park
San Pedro Plaza Park, originally known as Plaza Park, was opened to the public on July 1, 1889, on 5 acres of land which was donated to the community by Roman Sepulveda. Though the park has no structures today, it once contained a bandstand . . . Map (db m180628) HM
13California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — In Memory of Bloody Thursday
Prior to 1934 the Pepper Tree Saloon was one of many places where longshoremen and seamen were hired along the shore. In that year, the first successful general strike in the United States was prompted to eliminate bad . . . Map (db m157964) HM
14California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Japanese Americans at White PointThe Generation Not Forgotten
Between the 1890s and World War II, several thousand Japanese settled in San Pedro. Their community centered on fishing, shellfish and canning enterprises. It had its own doctors, dentists, shops, social and athletic clubs and a newspaper. . . . Map (db m155641) HM
15California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 1021 — Liberty Hill
In 1923 the Marine Transport Industrial Workers Union 510, a branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), called a strike that immobilized 90 ships here in San Pedro. The Union protested low wages, bad working conditions, and imprisonment of . . . Map (db m157331) HM
16California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 253 — Muller House
Colonial Revival style. Circa 1899. Declared 1982, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 253, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.Map (db m179843) HM
17California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 146 — Municipal Ferry BuildingLos Angeles Maritime Museum
. . . Map (db m52539) HM
18California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Point Fermin Lighthouse
Panel 1: Point Fermin Light House Dedicated by Stephen M. White and Rudecinda Parlors Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West San Pedro, California May 2, 1940 - Built 1874 Panel 2: Point Fermin . . . Map (db m51006) HM
19California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Royal Palms County BeachWhite Point
Royal Palms County Beach was originally developed as the Royal Palms Recreation Center by Roman Sepulveda from his share of the original Rancho Palos Verdes land grant. In 1908, Sepulveda installed an outdoor, terrazo dance floor at the foot . . . Map (db m147298) HM
20California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — S.S. Lane Victory — Port of Los Angeles —
Panel 1: 1945: March: Lane Victory is named for the former slave, Isaac Lane, founder of Lane College, in Jackson, Tennessee. The Victory Ship was one of a class of cargo ships designed and built during World War II by the . . . Map (db m131429) HM
21California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 894 — S.S. Catalina
Commonly referred to as the Great White Steamer, the ship was specially built by William Wrigley to serve his Catalina Island as a passenger ferry. She was christened on May 23, 1924. During World War II, she was requisitioned for use as a troop . . . Map (db m113426) HM
22California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 732 — San Pedro Municipal Building
Beaux Arts style. Designer - City of Los Angeles. Built 1928. Declared 2002, Historic-Cultural Monument No. 732, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Commission, Cultural Affairs Department.Map (db m180601) HM
23California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Santa Catalina Island
About 25 miles west of here, across the channel, lies Santa Catalina Island, which can be seen distinctly on a clear day. Santa Catalina Island, originally named San Salvador by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542, was later visited . . . Map (db m155322) HM
24California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Stephen M. White1853 – 1901
Stephen M. White was elected Los Angeles County District Attorney in 1882, State Senator in 1886 and United States Senator in 1893. During his term in the United States Senate, Senator White’s most notable accomplishment was his successful . . . Map (db m52155) HM
25California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Terminal Island Japanese Memorial
Panel 1: Terminal Island Memorial From the early 1900s until World War II, the fishing village of "Fish Harbor" on Terminal Island was a thriving community of 3,000 people – primarily Japanese immigrants and their U.S.-born . . . Map (db m72145) HM
26California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 251 — The Warner Grand Theatre
Opened as the Warner Brothers Theatre on January 20, 1931, it was designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca and interior designer Anthony B. Heinsbergen and was the first sound-equipped theater in the South Bay. Jack Warner called it "The castle of . . . Map (db m81922) HM
27California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 384 — Timms' Point and Landing
In 1852 German immigrant Augustus W. Timms obtained Sepulveda's Landing on the mudflats near here. He built a wharf, added a warehouse, corral and other facilities to service shipping and running of stages to Los Angeles. Timms was a pioneer in the . . . Map (db m50976) HM
28California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — 188 — U.S.S. Los AngelesNon sibi sed patriae ("Not for Self but for Country") — L. A. Maritime Museum —
Seal of the U.S.S. Los Angeles: 1945 - 1977 U.S.S. Los Angeles Naval Monument Heavy Cruiser CA-135 To the personnel and ships of the United States Navy Anchors - loan United States Navy Mainmast & mooring bitts - donated . . . Map (db m71839) HM WM
29California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — USS Iowa (BB-61)Turret 2 Explosion
Panel 1: On April 19, 1989, a powder explosion occurred in Turret 2 while IOWA was conducting peace-time gunnery drills off the island of Viesques, Puerto Rico. Preparing to fire, the center gun's powder bags exploded before the breech . . . Map (db m70263) HM
30California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — White Point Fountain
White Point fountain is a relic of the one-time White Point Sulphur Springs spa complex which was built on the shore below the cliff. Made of concrete, it stood at the center of the hot springs building complex near the sea wall and outdoor . . . Map (db m147327) HM
31California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — White Point Nature Preserve
The land before you has witnessed 5,000 years of human history, some still etched on the landscape. Once the food gathering land of the Tongva, the grazing land of Spanish and Mexican ranchers, the center of an abalone industry, the farmlands . . . Map (db m173907) HM
32California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — White Point Nike Missile Site
The large concrete bunker, seen across the street, was the White Point Nike Site, built in the early 1950's. It was one of many such sites ringing the Los Angeles basin manned by National Guard units. Originally a site for the . . . Map (db m147323) HM
33California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — World War II Memorial: Propeller from Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Canberra CA-70/CAG-2Dedicated to the Gallant Men and Ships of the United States Navy
This exhibit made possible by the following firms and individuals: Propeller donated State of California, Dep't. of Education - pedestal design, Robert Blake - structural engineering, Moffatt & Nichol - pedestal steel from Todd Pacific Shipyards . . . Map (db m71833) WM
 
 
Jan. 20, 2022