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In this Issue:

 

  • Long Beach Heritage Position on Saving the Seaport Marina Hotel on 2nd Street 
  • Saving the Sixties
  • Message from the President
  • May Day 2010: More than 300 People Attend Spring Festival in Drake Park
  • LBH Board Member Nominations 2010-11
  • Long Beach Heritage Annual Meeting Will Be Held July 25
  • Musing on the Demise of the Atlantic Theater
  • Navy Trust Grant Awards
  • Don’t Miss This Year’s Hollywood Bowl Event in August
  • Membership Report — June 2010

 

Long Beach Heritage Position on Saving the Seaport Marina Hotel on 2nd Street

 Marina Pacifica Hotel

Long Beach Heritage is advocating saving all or, at the very least, part of the Seaport Marina Hotel at 6400 East Pacific Coast Highway,at the corner of 2nd Street.A de- veloper wants to raze the once fashion- able resort, originally called the Edgewa- ter Inn, built between 1961 and 1963. The new complex would include a twelve-story skyscraper with condominiums, a new ho- tel, and shops on the site. We believe that the Seaport Marina Hotel is a significant example of Mid-Century Modern archi- tecture, as well as an important structure in the repertoire of the Los Angeles based African-American architect, Roy Sealey, A synopsis of our response to the Draft En- vironmental Impact Report published by the city of Long Beach follows: A Los Angeles Times article published on 16 September 1962 stated that the Edgewater Inn would be “the first new major hotel to be established in the Long Beach area in more than 30 years.” It would include “200 guest rooms and suites, three restaurants...Click Here to View the Full Article.