F.O.E. Building on 324 2008

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Circa 1925

Fraternal Order of the Eagles? building.

1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, California

Venice Beach Suites and Hotel (Historic) on 3129 2008

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Circa 1908, renovated 2002

Built as a hotel right in the thick of things on Ocean Front Walk in 1908 and renovated in 2002, Venice Beach Suites and Hotel provides a sense of Venice in its heyday. Substantial differences can be seen between the building in its early days (postcard) to in its present incarnation.

Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

St. Francis Hotel (Historic) on 3128 2008

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Circa 1904

The St. Marks, designed per developer Abbot Kinney’s directive in “Venitian Renaissance” stlye, was a cornerstone of early Venice.

Windward
Venice, California

Apartment Building (Marsh & Russell) on 3025 2008

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Circa 1905

Early Marsh & Russell apartments in the old canal district. Like several other, contemporary Venice designs, the building is evocative of the Prairie School architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and his mentor, Louis Henri Sullivan.

San Juan Ave
Venice, California

Old Craftsman (Historic) on 3025 2008

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Circa 1912

This Market Street Craftsman is a variation on the important, turn-of-the-century (that would be the last century) architectural style.

Market Street
Venice, California

The Haley Hotel (Historic) on 3025 2008

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Circa 1906

The former Haley Hotel (which I know precious little about) is now home to a youth hostel, skateboard shop and various other small businesses.

1516 Pacific Ave
Venice, California

Kinney House (Historic) on 3023 2008

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Circa 1908

This house reportedly stood in the canal district where it was inhabited by the Kinney family from 1908 to 1920. Willed to Irwin Tabor, Kinney’s black driver, upon Kinney’s death, the house was moved to Oakwood because blacks weren’t allowed to live in certain sections of Venice.

Oakwood
Venice, California

Southern Apartments (Historic) on 3023 2008

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Circa 1912

Once an apartment building…

Horizon
Venice, California

Police and Fire Station of Venice (Historic) on 3023 2008

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Circa 1930

Venice’s old police and fire station is Los Angeles’ only art deco police station and was the first municipal building built after Venice’s 1925 annexation by the City of L.A. This PWA-era building has relief work over the entrance.

North Venice Blvd at Pisani Drive
Venice, California

Parkhurst Building (Historic) on 3023 2008

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Circa 1922

Built by Venice attorney/mayor Parkhurst.

California Ave
Venice, California

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