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June 2022

Miner Smith Bungalow Self-Guided Tour

Wednesday, June 8th @ 8:00 am - Sunday, June 12th @ 5:00 pm
Free

This tour shows visitors about a dozen houses built by Miner R. Smith. Smith was a self-taught builder and contractor who worked in Long Beach in the 1920s and was responsible for about 30 residences that he called ‘bungalow mansions.’ Concentrated in Belmont Heights, these buildings are arguably the most distinctive California Bungalows in Long Beach: Smith’s architectural style melded the Victorian style of the nineteenth century with the Arts and Crafts design of the early twentieth. The most notable…

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Historic Downtown Self-Guided Tour

Wednesday, June 8th @ 8:00 am - Sunday, June 12th @ 5:00 pm
Free

Self-guided Walking Tour Available throughout Architecture Week June 8-12 This self-guided walking tour highlights the iconic historic buildings that shape the downtown Long Beach cityscape. Outside of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach is one of the few city centers in the region that can boast of historic high rises. What downtown Long Beach provides is the combination of beach and buildings that create a distinctive coastal cityscape. Take the self-guided Historic Downtown Tour to experience the fascinating history of iconic…

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Premier T.H.U.M.S. Islands Boat Tour #1

Wednesday, June 8th @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Studio One Eleven, 245 East Third St.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$90.00

Join CSULB Assistant Professor of Art Brian Trimble, Local Influencer and Content Creator Cassidy Liston and the staff from the City of Long Beach Energy Resources Department for a tour of White Island, one of the T.H.U.M.S. Islands. The tour will begin at the architecture firm Studio 111 and will include an extensive discussion on the history and development of the islands designed by noted landscape architect Joseph Linesch, famed horticulturalist Morgan (Bill) Evans, famous for his work at Disneyland,…

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Premier T.H.U.M.S. Islands Boat Tour #2

Thursday, June 9th @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Studio One Eleven, 245 East Third St.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$90.00

Join CSULB Assistant Professor of Art Brian Trimble, Local Influencer and Content Creator Cassidy Liston and the staff from the City of Long Beach Energy Resources Department for a tour of White Island, one of the T.H.U.M.S. Islands. The tour will begin at the architecture firm Studio 111 and will include an extensive discussion on the history and development of the islands designed by noted landscape architect Joseph Linesch, famed horticulturalist Morgan (Bill) Evans, famous for his work at Disneyland,…

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Afternoon Tea at the Victorian Bembridge House

Thursday, June 9th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bembridge House, 953 Park Cir
Long Beach, 90813 United States
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$60

Step back in time and enjoy a relaxed but traditional afternoon tea at the historic Bembridge House. Walk through the downstairs of this enchanting 1906 landmarked home, meander through the beautiful gardens, enjoy live music and experience a delightful Victorian afternoon tea in the lovely Pepper Tree Court.  This special tea service includes quiche, a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with lemon curd and clotted cream, delicious desserts, and a variety of fragrant teas. Period-appropriate clothing is encouraged but not…

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Keynote Talk: Doris Sung

Thursday, June 9th @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way,
Long Beach, 90802 United States
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$20.00

Join Long Beach Architecture Week in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Pacific Visions Theater for a talk with Architect Doris Sung. With the belief that buildings can be sensitive to the changing environment, Doris Sung seeks ways to make building skins dynamic and responsive. Through grant-funded research, she has designed projects with smart thermobimetal to self-ventilate, self-shade, self-structure, self-assemble and self-propel with zero-energy and no controls. More recently, she is rethinking the façade as a part of a city’s infrastructure and designing innovative…

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

Friday, June 10th @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WPA Mural @ Harvey Milk Park, 205 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$70.00

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…

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Rat Pack Party @ Beautifully Restored Paul Tay Home

Friday, June 10th @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$90

You’re going to dig our crazy Rat Pack Cocktail Party at a beautifully restored 1959 Paul Tay home in Park Estates! Let us take you back-in-time to the elegance and sumptuousness of the late 1950s and early 1960s, when Southern California was the epitome of post-war living. Enjoy some period cocktails and tray pass appetizers provided by the award winning Italian restaurant, Michael’s on Naples. Enjoy live music and entertainment in this gorgeous home with a to-die-for interior and back…

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Summer Solstice Long Beach Tour

Saturday, June 11th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hervey Milk Park, 185 E 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$25

In conjunction with AIA Long Beach / South Bay Chapter, please join us for annual summer solstice Long Beach Tour!  This year’s tour will be in honor of the late Jonathan Glasgow. In addition to initiating and leading this annual tour for the AIA Long Beach chapter, Jon was an influential architect and mentor for so many in the Long Beach community. The tour will take place throughout parts of Downtown, the East Village and Alamitos Beach. In the recent…

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Art Deco and Streamline Moderne Double-Decker Bus Tour #2

Saturday, June 11th @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WPA Mural @ Harvey Milk Park, 205 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$70.00

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…

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Residential Living in the Roaring Twenties #1

Saturday, June 11th @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$45

Step back in time to experience the lives and lifestyles of those who would call Long Beach home in the 1920s. Oil field workers, shipyard workers, filmmakers,  and wealthy seasonal visitors all lived and worked side by side in the East Village of 1920s Long Beach.  Join us for a rarely offered tour of the Lafayette, International Building, Campbell Building, Metropolitan Hotel, Broadlind Hotel and their interiors.  The tour will conclude at District Wine's spacious patio where you will be able to…

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Milo Baughman and Thayer Coggin | The Collaboration that created Mid-Century Modern Design

Saturday, June 11th @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio One Eleven, 245 East Third St.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$20.00

Join Long Beach Architecture Week at Studio 111 in Long Beach for a talk on one of the most iconic mid-century design partnerships. Phil Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Thayer Coggin, will make an intriguing presentation of the life and career path of design icon and Long Beach native son, Milo Baughman, and his epic 50-year relationship with Thayer Coggin in creating Mid-Century Modern Design Furniture.  The initial meeting between Milo and Thayer took place in February…

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Residential Living in the Roaring Twenties #2

Sunday, June 12th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$45

Step back in time to experience the lives and lifestyles of those who would call Long Beach home in the 1920s. Oil field workers, shipyard workers, filmmakers,  and wealthy seasonal visitors all lived and worked side by side in the East Village of 1920s Long Beach.  Join us for a rarely offered tour of the Lafayette, International Building, Campbell Building, Metropolitan Hotel, Broadlind Hotel and their interiors.  The tour will conclude at District Wine's spacious patio where you will be able to…

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Charles Phoenix: LONG BEACHLAND

Sunday, June 12th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45.00

LIVE IN PERSON Big Retro Slide Show Performance Celebrating the Epic City by the Sea  Be prepared for your Long Beach loving pride to swell when retro pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix sweeps us away on a “then and now” time travel adventure extravaganza exploring legendary landmarks, unsung attractions, and local lore. 

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Roy Sealey Belmont Shores Clubhouse Building Tour

Sunday, June 12th @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Belmont Shores Mobile Estates, 6230 E Marina View Dr
Long Beach, CA 90803 United States
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$40

Please join us for us for a tour of the recently restored, award-winning Belmont Shores Clubhouse Building originally designed by architect Roy Sealey!  Roy Sealey was a mid-century Black architect that defied odds by designing several iconic buildings such as the Seaport Marina Hotel, Belmont Shores Mobile Estates Clubhouse, and Tuna Club all located, at the time, in the newly affluent and least diverse parts of Long Beach. While mostly overshadowed by Sealey’s acclaimed mentor Paul Revere Williams, there were…

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