City Walks, Santa Monica

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    Lido Hotel 1931

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 6, 2014
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    Architect was Harbin F. Hunter, this Art Deco style commercial building is crafted of Roman brick, and incorporates outstanding stylized blue terra cotta female motifs along its roofline. Pylons and vertically oriented casement windows give it a tal vertical look. Its used today as apartment building.

    Located at 1455 Fourth Street.

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    Twisted Trees

    by Yaqui Written Mar 10, 2013

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    Australian Tea Trees grow throughout the southern portion of the Park. These trees have a distinctive appearance, with twisted branches that run along the ground. Two Australian tea trees are located between Colorado and Broadway Avenue. A group of five additional twisted trees are located further north, and one tree grows near Wilshire Boulevard.

    Santa Monica Pier
    200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Location: From the north or south on the 405 Freeway, take I-10 West. Drive west on I-10 and exit freeway at 4th/5th Street exit. Go north on 5th St. to Colorado Ave. Make a left on Colorado Ave. and drive straight to the Pier at Ocean Avenue.

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    Bells and Books of Knowledge

    by Yaqui Written Mar 10, 2013

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    Along the Promenade is located some wonderful scultpures and fountains.

    This one reads: Jacqueling Dreager
    Bells and Books of Knowledge, 1998
    Bronze aluminum and cast polymer.
    Collection of the City of Santa Monica.
    Made possible by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, the City of Malibu and the Bayside District Corporation to recognize donors to the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation who believe the education of children is a priority.

    Located: Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.
    1351 Third Street Promenade, Suite 201
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

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    1908 Cannon

    by Yaqui Written Mar 10, 2013

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    The Cannon is located north of Colorado Boulevard near the entrance to Santa Monica Pier. It is one of a pair of Civil War seacoast cannons dating from 1861 that were given to the city on July 4, 1908, by the U.S Veteran’s Administration. Originally, it was a mounted gun that had a pyramidal stack of iron cannonballs beside it, which are now gone. It is a ten-inch Rodman smoothbore seacoast gun. The cannon is twelve-feet long and weighs about sixteen tons. It came to Palisades Park from Angel Island. Santa Monica was never defended with cannons during times of war, although it is said that during the Spanish- American War, the city engineer mounted lengths of large pipes along the bluff to give the impression that the city was heavily fortified.

    Santa Monica Pier
    200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Location: From the north or south on the 405 Freeway, take I-10 West. Drive west on I-10 and exit freeway at 4th/5th Street exit. Go north on 5th St. to Colorado Ave. Make a left on Colorado Ave. and drive straight to the Pier at Ocean Avenue.

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    The Dolphin Change Program Marker

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 10, 2013

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    There are lots of wonderful markers along the pier and this one is very appropiate.

    It reads:
    Contributions len here for The Dolphin Change Program
    Santa Monica agencies which help homeless people.
    With sincere appreciation to the following businesses
    and organizations for their efforts which have brought
    this dolphin to the Santa Monica Pier
    Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
    Homeless Task Force
    Pacific Park
    Santa Monica Pier
    Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation
    Santa Monica Pier Lesee's Association
    Oatman Rock Shop
    Bayside District Corporation
    City of Santa Monica
    Dolphin Scuplture Design Donated by
    Peter Ehrich
    July 30, 1997

    Santa Monica Pier
    200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Location: From the north or south on the 405 Freeway, take I-10 West. Drive west on I-10 and exit freeway at 4th/5th Street exit. Go north on 5th St. to Colorado Ave. Make a left on Colorado Ave. and drive straight to the Pier at Ocean Avenue.

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    Bay Cities Guaranty Building 1929

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 30, 2011

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    Another lovely Deco Art design building tht was considered the cities first skyscraper. This twelve story commerical stood as the city's tallest building for over forty years. The zig zag design with chevron motifs is beautiful. The stepped clock tower at top drew me too it.

    Located at 225 Santa Monica Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401

    310-458-8900

    From the north or south on the 405 Freeway, take I-10 West. Drive west on I-10 and exit freeway at 4th/5th Street exit. Go north on 5th St. to Colorado Ave. Make a left on Colorado Ave. and drive straight to Ocean Avenue.

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    Georgian Hotel 1931~

    by Yaqui Written Apr 30, 2011

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    As if you all didn't already know, but I have a passion for historical buildings. This building is right on Ocean Ave. It is hard to miss since it is painted a beautiful teal blue. This beautiful Art Deco and Romanesque design. The ornamentation is highlight in gold and the grills that cover the center windows are delightful with a butterfield design. The top of the buidilng has more lovely gold ornamentation with eagles.

    Located at 1415 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    From the north or south on the 405 Freeway, take I-10 West. Drive west on I-10 and exit freeway at 4th/5th Street exit. Go north on 5th St. to Colorado Ave. Make a left on Colorado Ave. and Ocean Avenue.

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    Santa Monica's northern tip walking tour

    by rafgys Written Nov 19, 2006

    I did this walking tour after I read in a book called 'LA walking tours' (or somehing like that).

    It starts in Ocean Ave and Montana... goes all the way to the end of Ocean, where you turn right onto Adelaide Dr. You keep going until 7th or any street, depending on how tired you are. When you feel you've seen enough, you head back to Montana and again to Ocean.

    You basicly walk around a very nice neighborhood... there are plenty of beautiful houses with gorgeous looking gardens and streets full of trees.

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    On Ocean Avenue ...

    by rafgys Written Nov 19, 2006

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    Unless you want to walk all the way to Venice... when you start walking Ocean Avenue, head north. I don't know why... but from the Santa Monica Pier and around to the south, we're gonna see way too many homeless people between you and the gorgeous views.

    In the other hand... if you head north, the neighborhood is much nicer.

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    ROUTE 66 : Tip 63 - Just one cornetto,give it to

    by sourbugger Updated Feb 1, 2005

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    Santa Monica in 1913

    "Venice beach eh ?"

    "Built with real canals, miles of them in the first few years of the 20th century. What's left make for some stunning real estate. I wouldn't mind living here myself...if I won the lottery"

    "You don't mean that they got rid of some of them ?"

    "Yep, less than 30 years after painstakingly building them, the great God of the motor car claimed most of them. There is about six miles left"

    "How terrible"

    Next>>>

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    A church I came across while...

    by Sharrie Written Sep 12, 2002

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    A church I came across while walking around the downtown area. Thought that has to be the largest cross I've came across to date!

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