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June 2019

Art Deco Double Decker Bus Tour #1

Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WPA Mural @ Harvey Milk Park, 205 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$60.00

Discover Art Deco Long Beach! Downtown Long Beach is rich with many buildings of the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne style from the 1920s and 1930s. This very special Art Deco Bus Tour will examine wonderful examples of architecture & design. Downtown Long Beach will never look the same to you again! Join noted Art Deco Expert, Author and Art Deco Historic Preservation Consultant John Thomas on a bus tour of Downtown Long Beach and receive a signed copy of "Long Beach Art Deco". Space is limited.  Where: In front of the WPA Mural…

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LB Heritage’s 18th Annual Great Homes Tour

Sunday, June 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$45.00

Sunday, June 2, from noon to 5 p.m. The Great Homes Tour features one-of-a-kind houses designed and built by some of the most renowned names in the city’s architectural history, including Miner Smith, Cliff May and Hugh Davies.  Many of the homes maintain the original architectural elements, while others have been carefully rehabilitated to respect the original design.  They are located throughout Long Beach, in the charming neighborhoods of Belmont Heights, Bluff Park, Virginia Country Club, Bixby Knolls and Rancho…

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Hard Hat Tour of New Civic Center and Public Library

Monday, June 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$30

The revitalization of Long Beach, California's downtown civic core is nearly complete as construction comes to an end on the highly-anticipated Long Beach Civic Center (LBCC). Slated for completion this summer, the LBCC is the largest public-private development of its kind on the West Coast. The Civic Center campus totals nearly 600,000 square feet divided among three structures: a new City Hall (270,000 square feet), a new headquarters facility for the Port of Long Beach (237,000 square feet), and a new…

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CSULB Campus Modern Architecture and Sculpture Tour

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Universtiy Art Museum @ CSULB, 1250 N Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840 United States
$20

California State University, Long Beach, founded in 1949, boasts an extraordinary collection of architecture by local Modernists and an outdoor sculpture collection featuring world-renowned artists. This tour will provide an overview of the earliest buildings by Hugh Gibbs, Edward Killingsworth’s role as master plan architect for more than forty years, and explore the landscape designed by Edward Lovell with integrated art from the International Sculpture Symposium of 1965. In partnership with Long Beach Heritage. All proceeds from this event will…

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

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Studio One Eleven, 245 East Third St.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
$75.00

Join CSULB Assistant Professor of Art, Brian Trimble and the staff from the City of Long Beach Energy Resources department for a Tour of T.H.U.M.S. Islands. The tour will include an extensive discussion on the history and development of the islands designed by noted landscape architect, Joseph Linesch and includes shuttle and boat transportation. In 1965 T.H.U.M.S. hired Linesch & Reynolds to design four oil drilling platforms along the Long Beach coast. The four islands (originally named Alfa, Bravo, Charlie,…

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

Thursday, June 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Studio One Eleven, 245 East Third St.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
$75.00

Join CSULB Assistant Professor of Art, Brian Trimble and the staff from the City of Long Beach Energy Resources department for a Tour of T.H.U.M.S. Islands. The tour will include an extensive discussion on the history and development of the islands designed by noted landscape architect, Joseph Linesch and includes shuttle and boat transportation. In 1965 T.H.U.M.S. hired Linesch & Reynolds to design four oil drilling platforms along the Long Beach coast. The four islands (originally named Alfa, Bravo, Charlie,…

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Art Deco Double Decker Bus Tour #2

Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WPA Mural @ Harvey Milk Park, 205 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
$60.00

Discover Art Deco Long Beach! Downtown Long Beach is rich with many buildings of the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne style from the 1920s and 1930s. This very special Art Deco Bus Tour will examine wonderful examples of architecture & design. Downtown Long Beach will never look the same to you again! Join noted Art Deco Expert, Author and Art Deco Historic Preservation Consultant John Thomas on a bus tour of Downtown Long Beach and receive a signed copy of "Long Beach Art Deco". Drinks will be provided.   Space is limited. | Please…

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Historic Downtown Tour

Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45.00

The Historic Downtown tour is the premier architecture tour of Long Beach Architecture Week. Highlighting the iconic historic buildings that shape the downtown cityscape, this tour promises to provide visitors with unprecedented access to some of the most important and loved structures in our city. 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…

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Pacific Visions | Aquarium of the Pacific

Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Pacific Visions building is a biomorphic structure that evokes the Pacific Ocean. Its façade comprises over 800 individually shaped blue glass panels that respond to changing light and weather conditions throughout the day with varying colors that imitate the effect of sunlight rippling on the ocean’s surface. The building has earned Two Green Globes certification from the Green Globes® building rating system for demonstrating leadership in best practices regarding environmental efficiency. NOTE: Attendees will also be able to visit…

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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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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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Summer Solstice Long Beach Tour

Saturday, June 11th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harvey 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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Architecture Tour of Kleefeld Contemporary expansion and conservation highlights

Saturday, June 11th @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Discover the newly expanded Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum of Cal State Long Beach on this exclusive tour with Kim McCarron, AIA, LEED AP and Associate at Pfeiffer—A Perkins Eastman Studio! The Museum completed the exciting renovation and expansion from 2020 to 2022 and opened to the public this February. At 11,000 square feet, the new redesigned Museum introduces new attractions and features, including several new galleries and public spaces. Completely transformed, the Museum can better serve visitors with more…

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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
+ Google Map
$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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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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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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