Long Beach Post Office, Long Beach, [1934?]
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.Text from nitrate negative sleeve: California, Long Beach, Post OfficeThe Long Beach Main Post Office is located at 300 Long Beach Blvd. It was built from 1933 to 1934 as a project of the New Deal's Works Progress Administration. It is built out of large masonry blocks with terra cotta sheathing.-118.18961733.770354Long Beach Post Office, 6-story art deco style building, with intersection and cars in foreground.
Pedestrians enter the Jergins Arcade tunnel, ca. 1950s
Pedestrians enter the tunnel to the arcade beneath the Jergins Trust building from the north side of Ocean Blvd. The tunnel provided safe access to the arcade, attractions, and beach for pedestrians trying to cross busy Ocean Blvd.
Municipal Auditorium, 1935
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Long Beach, Ca.
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The Breakers Hotel, Long Beach
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