Long Beach Heritage is a nonprofit education and advocacy group promoting public knowledge and preservation of significant historical and architectural resources, neighborhoods, and the cultural heritage of Long Beach.

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In this Issue:

  • 2014 Annual Awards Benefit
  • Mayoral Candidates Respond to Long Beach Heritage Preservation Questionaire
  • Annual Awards Benefit
  • Message from the President, Melinda Roney
  • Port of Long Beach Harbor Cruise Scheduled in April
  • Silent Auction Items Needed
  • Long Beach Heritage General Meeting at Rancho los Cerritos
  • Membership Report — December 2013

 

Corrections to the following Queen Mary data:

     - The Conservation Management Plan was adopted by the City in 2010 and approved by the Cultural Heritage

                Commission in April 2011.

     - The Queen Mary is listed on the National Register of Historic Places but is not a Landmark.

     - The ship had its maiden voyage in 1936.

 

 Missing copy:

     Cara Mullio and Jennifer M. Volland will be awarded and honored for their documentation of the collective historical significance of the works of Mr. Killingsworth in their recent publication "Edward A Killingsworth - An Architects Life".

 

Annual Awards Benefit by Louise Ivers

Many outstanding projects will receive awards from Long Beach Heritage at our 2014 Annual Benefit in the Grand Salon of the Queen Mary on February 27. The evening will begin at 5:30 with a silent auction of desirable items during the cocktail hour and a delicious dinner will be served at 7:15. So make sure that you arrive early to peruse the auction tables and bid on your favorite restaurant meals, getaways, and antique objets d’art. Guests at the banquet will receive complimentary parking as well.

The most important award, Preservationist of the Year, will be given to Jonathan Glasgow, AIA, who is the principal of the Long Beach architectural firm Interstices. Jon received an M.Arch. degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and worked for Litton Industries and Digital Equipment Corporation before founding Interstices in 1990 with Gary Lamb. Jon has worked on numerous projects in our city that featured historic preservation and adaptive reuse, as well as contemporary designs of sustainable residential and commercial buildings. High- lights include the adaptive reuse of Walker’s department store (originally the Famous store) into loft dwellings on Pine Avenue; an- other iconic loft conversion of the Kress Store; adaptive reuse of the former Gold’s Gym; a contemporary infill structure called the Courtyard Lofts; a plan for the restoration of Lerner’s women’s clothing shop; work in progress on the Newberry five and dime store; and restoration of the original 1903 Masonic Temple which will be completed soon. In fact, our major historic shopping street, Pine Avenue, is lined with adaptive reuse projects by Interstices, which initiated a renaissance on this formerly forlorn stretch of downtown Long Beach. Jon Glasgow’s firm stresses progressive and contemporary design; clean,...Click Here to Read the Full Article.