Redondo Beach

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Redondo Beach in the 1910s and 1920s was one of the best-attended weekend getaway spots in America. The beaches, pier, and downtown were jammed with vacationers and the Hollywood crowd. Water sports mavens drawn to the area included the great surfing pioneer George Freeth, who became a local icon. At one time, Redondo Beach boasted the world's largest indoor plunge along with visionary tycoon Henry Huntington's enormous Hotel Redondo overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The town grew as an import-export point for the City of Los Angeles until political powers decided to put its main port in nearby San Pedro. Since World War II, Redondo Beach has evinced a quaint charm as the jewel city of Santa Monica Bay's southerly shores.
ISBN: 9780738530772
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
For this retrospective, the Historical Commission of Redondo Beach combed through its files of postcards to compile more than 200 to represent the community's century of history as one of the West Coast's great seaside resorts. The proceeds from this book will benefit the Redondo Beach Historical Museum in the Dominguez Park Heritage Court.