Balboa Pavilion - Newport Beach, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
N 33° 36.157 W 117° 53.942
11S E 416590 N 3718458
Quick Description: Balboa Pavilion on Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2006 8:19:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMDE9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
Views: 30

Long Description:

This marker is located in the window of the business office of the Balboa Pavilion and this makes it difficult to photograph and read.

Marker Text:

This is one of California's last surviving examples of the great waterfront recreational pavilions of the turn of the century. Built in 1905 by the Newport Bay Investment Company, it played a prominent role in the development of Newport Beach as a seaside recreation area. In 1906, it became the southern terminus for the Pacific Electric Railway, connecting the beach with downtown Los Angeles. The Railway's Red Cars connected the beach with Los Angeles in only one hour.

California Registered Historic Landmark No. 959

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Balboa Pavilion Company, Inc., June 1, 1984.

The Pavilion remains open 101 years later and is home to a restaurant, shops and boat rentals and charter facilities. It is also a National Historic Landmark.

Marker Number: 959.00

Marker Name: Balboa Pavilion

County: Orange

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 6/1/1984

Website: [Web Link]

Location: Not listed

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