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Art Deco and Streamline Moderne Double-Decker Bus Tour #1 – LB Architecture Week

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Art Deco and Streamline Moderne Double-Decker Bus Tour #1

Friday, June 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join noted Art Deco Expert, Author and Art Deco Historic Preservation Consultant John Thomas on a double-decker bus tour of Downtown Long Beach. The city is rich with many buildings of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne styles from the 1920s and early 1930s, just as there are in many cities across the country. What makes Long Beach unique is that the city suffered a devastating earthquake in 1933, a tragedy in which many buildings were lost. Through extensive federal funding, some of which came through the Works Project Administration, the city undertook one of the most expansive building campaigns in its history. Art Deco and Streamline Moderne became the primary styles of architecture to rebuild the city.  These styles are reflected in both private and public buildings, including the Main Post Office, schools and hospitals. This very special Art Deco Bus Tour will examine some of the finest examples of the two styles in the city. Downtown Long Beach will never look the same to you again!

This tour is a 21 and over event. Space is Limited!


Refreshments: John Thomas’ famous Cosmopolitan cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages and tea sandwiches will be served.

Tour Location and parking information will be provided through email to ticket purchasers.  

Accessibility: While participants in the tour are seated, access is limited. The vintage buses have tight and steep access to open seating on the top deck. Wheelchair access is not available on this tour. 

Photo Credit: image courtesy of Christopher Launi.


Friday, June 10, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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