More 1900

Posted: January 7, 2011 in history

The Red Line goes to San Pedro

“Palatial” Pacific Electric Railroad car on the left (

Long Beach’s father (of sorts), Jotham Bixby lived at the corner of Magnolia Ave. and Ocean Park.

Visiting?  Stay at “the largest hotel in the city—rooms 25c, 50c, 75c and $1 a day.” The Henderson House at Pine and Second St.

Across the street was the Palace restaurant, meals at “25c—specializing in fish dinners.” Clam chowder was the specialty. Going to L.A.?  The Pacific Electric Railway was described in this quaint turn of the century fashion: “Every 15 minutes the palatial cars are darting along.”

Also, the Salt Lake Railway, owner of Terminal Island, operated “several flyers which make the trip to Los Angeles without stopping.”  Owner of Terminal Island?

We continue our tour of downtown Long Beach, 1900…


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