Long Beach, sandbar to city

The Granada Towers are one of the tallest

The Granada Towers are one of the tallest buildings in the low-lying business district in the city of Long Beach. Built in 1929, the apartment house and hotel is an example of the extensive 20th century development in the resort town. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

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Just after the turn of the 20th century, State Sen. William Reynolds, the man who built the Dreamland amusement park in Coney Island, conceived of an upper crusty boardwalk resort in Long Beach and tirelessly promoted it to reality. Here are pictures from the history of the boardwalk community.

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