List of City of Long Beach historic landmarks
This is a List of Long Beach Historic Landmarks. These sites have been designated as historic landmarks in the Long Beach Municipal Code. The city of Long Beach has recognized certain buildings and neighborhoods as having special architectural and historical value. The City Council designates historic landmarks and districts by city ordinance. In total, there are 114 Long Beach Historic Landmarks.
Listing of the Long Beach Historic Landmarks
|16.52.010||Jergins Trust Building||Pine Avenue and Ocean Boulevard||Demolished in 1989; formerly a landmark containing a theater, offices, and the Superior Court.|
|16.52.010||Pacific Coast Club||850 East Ocean Blvd.||Demolished in 1989; formerly a private club, designed by Curlett and Beelman in the Chateauesque style, with interior decorations by Heinsbergen.|
|16.52.010||Villa Riviera||800 E. Ocean Blvd.
||15-story apartment building later converted to condominiums; it was the second tallest building in Southern California when built in 1929.|
|16.52.010||First Congregational Church||241 Cedar Ave.
||Red brick church built in 1914 in Italian Romanesque Revival style with Gothic rose windows; founded by Jotham and Margaret Bixby.|
|16.52.010||Rancho Los Alamitos||6400 Bixby Hill Rd.
||Adobe house built c. 1806 is one of the oldest in Southern California, also listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the site of the former Puvunga Village.|
|16.52.010||Rancho Los Cerritos||4600 Virginia Rd.
||Adobe structure on 4.7-acre (19,000 m2) site is operated by the city as a historic site; formerly the center of a 27,000-acre (110 km2) rancho.|
|16.52.020||Cooper Arms Apartments||455 E. Ocean Blvd.
||Twelve-story Renaissance Revival apartment tower built in 1923.|
|16.52.030||Drake Park/Willmore City Historic Landmark District|
|16.52.040||Long Beach Community Hospital||1720 Termino Ave.
||Spanish Colonial Revival Style hospital built 1922-1924 with courtyard patio and fountain centerpiece entered through an arcade.|
|16.52.050||Scottish Rite Cathedral||855 Elm Ave.
||Scottish Rite Freemasonry building designed in Italian Renaissance-Romanesque Revival style.|
|16.52.060||Insurance Exchange Building||205 E. Broadway
||Also known as Middough Brothers-Insurance Exchange Building.|
|16.52.070||Recreation Park Golf Course Clubhouse||4900 East 7th St.
||Spanish Colonial Revival recreation building built in the 1920s.|
|16.52.080||Bembridge House||953 Park Circle Dr.
||Also known as Green-Rankin-Bembridge House; Ornate Queen Anne Victorian house built in 1906 with original carriage house and gazebo.|
|16.52.090||Cherry Avenue Lifeguard Station||1 Cherry Ave. (Ocean Blvd. and Cherry Ave.)
||Three-story structure with hexagonal lookout tower built in 1938 as a WPA project; moved to Cherry Ave. in 1961.|
|16.52.100||William Benjamin Dearborn Simmons Tracker Pipe Organ||5950 Willow St.||Antique organ built in Boston by William Benjamin Dearbon Simmons; purchased and restored in 1975 by Los Altos United Methodist Church.|
|16.52.110||Dr. Rowan Building||201-209 Pine Ave.
||Art Deco commercial structure built in 1930 with terra cotta ornamentation.|
|16.52.120||Long Beach Municipal Auditorium Mural||3rd and Promenade||WPA Mosaic depicting beach recreation; created from 1936-1938 by Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Henry Nord, and Albert Henry King on the facade of the Municipal Auditorium; relocated in 1982 as a freestanding piece at the Promenade and Long Beach Plaza.|
|16.52.130||Heartwell-Lowe House||2505 E. Second St.
||Colonial Revival house built in 1919 for Col. Charles L. Heartwell.|
|16.52.140||St. Regis Building||1030 E. Ocean Blvd.
||Luxurious apartment hotel built in 1920s combining Greek Revival and Renaissance Revival styles.|
|16.52.150||Fire Maintenance Station No. 10||1445 Peterson St.||Oldest fire station in Long Beach; built in 1925 with tall stepped gable; operated in recent years as the Long Beach Firefighter’s Museum.|
|16.52.160||Leonie Pray House||4252 Country Club Dr.
||English Tudor Revival house built in 1927; also known as Dawson-Pray House.|
|16.52.170||Skinny House||708 Gladys Ave.
|16.52.180||First National Bank of Long Beach||101-125 Pine Ave.
||Also known as the Enloe Building.|
|16.52.190||Henry Clock House||4242 Pine Ave.
|16.52.200||Artaban Apartments||10 Atlantic Ave.
|16.52.210||Broadlind Hotel||149 Linden Ave.
|16.52.220 and 16.52.540||Masonic Temple||230 Pine Ave.
|16.52.230||Matlock House||1560 Ramillo Ave.
||Designed by the architect Richard Neutra.|
|16.52.240||Moore House||5551 La Pasada St.
||Designed by the architect Richard Neutra.|
|16.52.250||Olan Hafley House||5561 La Pasada St.
||Designed by the architect Richard Neutra.|
|16.52.260||The Willmore||315 W. Third St.
|16.52.270||Lafayette Complex||130-140 Linden Ave.
|16.52.280||Linden House||847 Linden Ave.|
|16.52.290||Termo Company Building||3275 Cherry Ave.|
|16.52.300||Home Market Building||942-948 Daisy|
|16.52.310||Farmers and Merchants Bank Office Tower||320 Pine Ave.|
|16.52.320||Long Beach Professional Building||117 E. 8th St.
|16.52.330||Bixby Ranch House||11 La Linda Drive|
|16.52.340||The Houser Building||2740-2746 E. Broadway|
|16.52.350||Harriman-Jones Clinic||211 Cherry Ave|
|16.52.360||Breakers Hotel||200-220 E. Ocean Blvd.|
|16.52.370||Ocean Center Building||110 W. Ocean Blvd.||Meyer & Holler, design by Raymond M. Kennedy, 1929|
|16.52.380||Adelaide M. Tichenor House||852 E. Ocean Blvd.||Greene and Greene, 1904|
|16.52.390||Californian Apartments||325 W. 3rd St.|
|16.52.400||Crest Apartments||321 Chestnut Ave.|
|16.52.410||Blackstone Hotel||330 W. Ocean Blvd.|
|16.52.420||Sovereign Apartments||354-360 W. Ocean Blvd||Also known as The Sovereign|
|16.52.430||Lord Mayor's Inn (Windham House)||435 Cedar Ave.|
|16.52.450||Barker Brothers Building||141 E. Broadway; 215 Promenade|
|16.52.460||Buffums Autoport||119-121 W. 1st St.|
|16.52.470||Security Pacific National Bank Building||102-110 Pine Ave.|
|16.52.480||American Hotel||224-230 E. Broadway|
|16.52.490||Art Deco Building at 312-316 Elm Avenue||312-316 Elm Avenue|
|16.52.500||First United Presbyterian Church||600 E. Fifth St.|
|16.52.510||Walkers Department Store||401-423 Pine Ave.|
|16.52.520||Engine Company No. 8||5365 E. 2nd St.|
|16.52.530||Golden House||628 W. 10th St.||(This appears to be an incorrect address as the Flossie Lewis House is also at this address.)|
|16.52.550||Pacific Tower (Long Beach, California)||205-215 Long Beach Blvd.|
|16.52.560||St. Anthony's Church||540 Olive Ave.|
|16.52.570||St. Luke's Episcopal Church||703 Atlantic Ave.|
|16.52.580||First Church of Christ Scientist||440 Elm Ave.||Later First Christian Church|
|16.52.590||Famous Department Store||601-609 Pine Ave.||Later Rite-Aid|
|16.52.600||Residence at 453 Cedar Avenue||453 Cedar Avenue|
|16.52.610||Residence at 629 Atlantic Avenue||629 Atlantic Avenue|
|16.52.620||Second Church of Christ Scientist||655 Cedar Ave.
|16.52.630||Christian Outreach Appeal Building||503-515 E. 3rd St.||Also known as First Methodist Episcopal Church|
|16.52.640||Long Beach Airport Terminal||4100 E. Donald Douglas Dr.|
|16.52.650||Long Beach Museum of Art||2300 E. Ocean Blvd.|
|16.52.660||Harnett House||730 Sunrise Blvd.|
|16.52.670||Acres of Books||240 Long Beach Boulevard|
|16.52.680||Cambridge Building||320 East Bixby Road|
|16.52.690||Hancock Motors Building||500 E. Anaheim St.|
|16.52.700||Cheney-Delaney Residence||2642 Chestnut Ave.|
|16.52.710||James E. Porter Residence||351 Magnolia Ave.|
|16.52.730 278||Long Beach Skating Palace||278 Alamitos Ave.|
|16.52.740||Recreation Park bandshell|
|16.52.750||Coffee Pot Cafe||955 E. 4th St.||Hexagonal fantasy structure with large coffee pot on roof, formerly known as the Hot Cha Cafe, built in 1932|
|16.52.760||Chancellor Apartments||1037 E. 1st St.|
|16.52.770||Kress Building||445-455 Pine Ave.|
|16.52.780||Gaytonia Apartment Building||212 Quincy Ave.|
|16.52.790||Masonic Hall Commercial Building||5351-53 Long Beach Blvd.|
|16.52.800||Art Theater Building||2025 E. 4th St.|
|16.52.810||Ambassador Apartment Building||35 Alboni Place|
|16.52.830||Merrill Building||810-812 Long Beach Blvd.|
|16.52.840||Flossie Lewis House||628 West 10th St.|
|16.52.860||Pressburg Residence||167 East South St.|
|16.52.870||El Cordova Apartments (Rose Towers)||1728 E. 3rd St.|
|16.52.890||Bank of Belmont Shore||5354 E. 2nd St.|
|16.52.900||Castle Croydon||7th & Orizaba Ave.|
|16.52.910||Ernest and Lillian McBride Home||1461 Lemon Ave.|
|16.52.920||Dolly Varden Hotel Rooftop Sign||335 Pacific Ave.|
|16.52.930||Le Grande Apartments||635 East 9th St.|
|16.52.940||Silver Bow Apartments||330 Cedar Ave.|
|16.52.950||Casa Aitken||725 E. 8th St.|
|16.52.960||St. John's Missionary Baptist Church||732 E. 10th St.|
|16.52.970||James C. Beer Residence||1503 E. Ocean Blvd.|
|16.52.980||Garvey House||1728 East 7th St.|
|16.52.990||Bay Hotel||318 Elm Ave.|
|16.52.1000||Ringheim-Wells House||4031 E. 5th St.|
|16.52.1010||Kale House||853 Linden Ave.|
|16.52.1020||Foster & Kleiser Building||1428 Magnolia Ave.|
|16.52.1030||Anna R. Brown Residence||1205 E. Ocean Blvd.|
|16.52.1040||Butler Residence||251 Junipero Ave.|
|16.52.1050||Long Beach Unity Church||935 E. Broadway|
|16.52.1060||Packard Motors Building||205 East Anaheim St.|
|16.52.1070||American Legion Post No. 560 (Houghton Post)||1215 E. 59th St.|
|16.52.1080||Phillips House||5917 Lemon Ave.|
|16.52.1090||1163 Appleton Street House||1163 Appleton Street|
|16.52.2000||1169-75 Appleton Street House||1169-75 Appleton Street|
|16.52.2010||Parsonage||640 Pacific Ave.|
|16.52.2020||Esser House||1001 E. 1st St.|
|16.52.2030||Sunnyside Cemetery||1095 E. Willow St.|
Other Long Beach sites also recognized
The Long Beach Historic Landmarks listed above include many of the most important historic sites in the City of Long Beach. Some others within the City of Long Beach have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places or designated as California Historical Landmarks. These are:
|RMS Queen Mary||Pier J, 1126 Queensway Hwy.
||Art Deco transatlantic luxury ocean liner built in 1936 in Scotland, fastest ocean liner from 1936 to 1952, extensively gutted and converted for use as a hotel/museum/convention center after being purchased from the Cunard Line in 1967 by Long Beach.|
|US Post Office-Long Beach Main||300 Long Beach Blvd.
||Moderne structure built from 1933-1934 as a project of the Works Progress Administration|
|Jennie A. Reeve House||4260 Country Club Dr.
||Craftsman house designed by Greene & Greene|
|Puvunga Indian Village Sites||Address Restricted|
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Los Angeles County
- Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments in the Harbor area
- Numbers are as designated in the Long Beach Municipal Ordinance. Pink represents sites that are Long Beach Historic Landmarks without a higher designation. Other various colorings (defined here) represent higher designations as National Historic Landmarks and listing on the National Register of Historic Places. No color represents delisted monuments.
- Various sources cited in articles, retrieved on various dates.