San Pedro Municipal Ferry Building

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San Pedro Municipal Ferry Building
San Pedro Ferry Building.JPG
San Pedro Municipal Ferry Building, 2008
San Pedro Municipal Ferry Building is located in California
San Pedro Municipal Ferry Building
Location San Pedro, California
Coordinates 33°44′18″N 118°16′40″W / 33.73833°N 118.27778°W / 33.73833; -118.27778Coordinates: 33°44′18″N 118°16′40″W / 33.73833°N 118.27778°W / 33.73833; -118.27778
Architect Irvine,B.; Los Angeles Harbor Dept.
Architectural style Streamline Moderne
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 96000392
LAHCM # 146
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 12, 1996[2]
Designated LAHCM

17 September 1975

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San Pedro Municipal Ferry Building is a former ferry terminal building located in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California which houses the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. It was built in 1941 as a Works Project Administration project. Designed by B. Irvine in the Streamline Moderne style, the building was a working ferry terminal from 1941 to 1963. During those years, ferries transported thousands of passengers and vehicles to and from the canneries and military bases on Terminal Island. In 1963, the Vincent Thomas Bridge was completed connecting the mainland to Terminal Island, and there was no longer a need for ferry service. Accordingly, the ferry service was terminated. The terminal building on the Terminal Island side was demolished, but the building on the San Pedro side was used for many years as an office building by the Los Angeles Harbor Department. As the ferry building began to deteriorate, citizens of San Pedro sought to have it restored. They succeeded in having the building designated as a Historic-Cultural Monument (no. 146) in 1975, and starting in 1976 the building was renovated and converted into the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. The museum opened in 1979. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Both the exterior and interior of the ferry building were featured in the 1947 film The Street With No Name.

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  1. ^ Los Angeles Department of City Planning (2007-09-07). "Historic - Cultural Monuments (HCM) Listing: City Declared Monuments". City of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 

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