"Breakers, Long Beach, Cal."ca. 1906

Abstract/Description: Hand-colored postcard image shows breaking waves along the south side of the Pine Avenue Pier in Long Beach. The Pine Avenue Pier opened May 27, 1893 and was the first municipal pier built in California. In 1904 the wooden pier structure was replaced a 40-foot wide, 1,000 foot-long cement and steel double deck, designed by H.C. Holmes. The Sun Parlor building was opened at the end of the pier on April 6, 1905. In 1934, the Pine Avenue Pier was destroyed by storm waves. Postcard printed with "366" in lower left corner. Reverse of splitback postcard printed with "Pub. by The Western Publishing & / Novelty Co., Los Angeles, Cal."and in a double circle with "TICHNOR BROTHERS INC. / BOSTON, MASS, LOS ANGELES, CAL. / FROM COAST TO COAST"
Subject(s): Piers--California--Long Beach
Ocean waves
Pine Avenue Pier (Long Beach, Calif.)
Date Created: ca. 1906