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By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
“The Ink Well” Marker
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — “The Ink Well”A Place Of Celebration and Pain
The beach near this site between Bay and Bicknell Streets, known by some as "the Ink Well”, was an important gathering place for African Americans long after racial restrictions on public beaches were abandoned in 1927.

African-American . . . — Map (db m124367) HM

California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — “Trees of Santa Monica”
To honor George T. Hastings, author of “Trees of Santa Monica,” October 10, 1963—his 88th birthday—in appreciation of his dedication in sharing his knowledge and love of trees, flowers and birds. To honor Grace L. . . . — Map (db m130429) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — City Hall — Santa Monica Landmark —
City Hall was built in 1938 from a plan by architects Donald B. Parkinson and J.M. Estep in the Classical/Moderne style. Commissioned under the Federal Emergency Administration of the Public Works Program, the design is exemplary of the many New . . . — Map (db m128854) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — Douglas DC-3“Spirit of Santa Monica”
The first flight of a DC-3 took place on December 17, 1935, at the Santa Monica Airport. These aircraft were so successful and reliable that many DC-3 aircraft remain in service throughout the world today. The aircraft on display was built here . . . — Map (db m119106) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — George Washington1732-1799
In commemoration of the two-hundredth birthday of George Washington, first President of the United States, whose wisdom, foresight, and patriotism are an inspiration to all true Americans. — Map (db m119721) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — John P. Jones Monument
In honor of John P. Jones, founder of Santa Monica and for thirty years a Senator of the United States, pioneer of the West, statesman, philosopher, friend. On the spot he loved so well this memorial has been erected in recognition of his . . . — Map (db m130442) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — Ocean Park Branch LibrarySanta Monica Landmark
The Ocean Park Branch Library was built as a gift of the Carnegie Foundation in 1918 on land donated by the Tegner family. The design is a simplified variation of Greek Revival architecture. Although small Carnegie Libraries were once found in towns . . . — Map (db m119662) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — Olympiad Rose Bush
Commemorates the XXIII Olympiad and marathons run through Santa Monica, August 5, 1984 and August 12, 1984, including the first women’s marathon in Olympiad history. — Map (db m119673) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — Rapp’s Saloon
This building, the first brick structure in the city, was erected in October 1875 as a tavern by William Rapp. Known as Rapp's Saloon, it served as the town hall from May 1887 to January 1889. Designated as a landmark on August 20 1975 Santa . . . — Map (db m82035) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — Roy Jones House
Built in 1894 for the civic leader Roy Jones. Designed by Sumner P. Hunt, later recognized as an outstanding Southern California architect. This residence is one of Santa Monica’s earliest examples of American Colonial Revival style. It was moved to . . . — Map (db m119671) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — Santa Monica PierSanta Monica Landmark
The Santa Monica Pier was built in phases between 1908 and 1916. It originally consisted of a Municipal Pier for strolling and fishing and a Pleasure Pier for amusements. The Hippodrome was constructed in 1916 to house the Pleasure Pier's carousel, . . . — Map (db m119675) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — Shotgun HouseSanta Monica Landmark
This extremely narrow cottage, built sometime between 1895 and 1902, remained unaltered for over one hundred years. One room wide and four rooms deep, with no connecting hallway, it displays the defining characteristics of a "shotgun house,” . . . — Map (db m119666) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — The Discovery of Santa Monicaby Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo — on October 8, 1542 —
In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Santa Monica by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo on October 8, 1542, this tablet is erected and dedicated by the Historic Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West, with the cooperation . . . — Map (db m130424) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — The Santa Monica Pier Carousel
The Hippodrome (also known as the "Carousel Building") was built in 1916 by famous carousel carver Charles I.D. Looff. Its unique combination of Byzantine, Moorish, and California design made it easily identifiable among the festive, eclectic . . . — Map (db m119676) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — Will Rogers Highway
Dedicated 1952 to Will Rogers Humorist - World Traveler - Good Neighbor This Main Street of America Highway 66 was the first road he traveled in a career that led him straight to the hearts of his countrymen. [Second smaller . . . — Map (db m119616) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Santa Monica — World’s First Flying Automobile
From 1935-1938 at this location pioneer aviator and inventor Waldo Waterman created the most successful of his “roadable aircraft,” the Arrowbile, which had the capability to fly in the sky and drive on the street. — Map (db m131020) HM

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