A destination for beachgoers for a century, the Manhattan Beach Pier extends 928 feet out over the Pacific with the octagonal Roundhouse situated at the far end. Both the pier and Roundhouse have, through the years, come to symbolize this affluent seaside community. The concept for a pier at its present location can be traced to 1898, when the Potencia Townsite Company acquired the land. The first survey map, recorded in 1902, clearly labeled the object at the end of Center Street (now Manhattan Beach Boulevard) as the Old Iron Pier. The pier has been storm-ravaged, rebuilt, and restored while a century of recreation, world-class sporting events, and celebrity visitors have added to its appeal as one of Los Angeles County's notable coastal attractions.
Author: Jan Dennis Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 08/03/2005 Pages: 128 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.64lbs Size: 9.30h x 6.54w x 0.36d ISBN: 9780738530239
About the Author Dennis, Jan: - A resident of Manhattan Beach for 43 years, author and former mayor Jan Dennis has drawn on her extensive personal archive of vintage images to create this unique history. Her previous books include A Walk Beside the Sea and Images of America: Manhattan Beach. This new volume illustrates the pier s diverse history through photographs while also presenting both important and little-known facts.