Monday, March 4, 2024
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Long Beach History

A holiday ode to the queer bars of Long Beach’s Gayborhood—and every queer bar in the world

The holidays can be a convoluted emotional bag for those within the queer community—and this is a dedication and reminder that whether surrounded by love or still searching to find some form of it, our bars are more than just bars: They're our churches.

Long Beach Lost: The mid-mod County Courthouse building that was demolished

My ongoing series, Long Beach Lost, was launched to examine buildings and spaces that have either been demolished or were never even in existence—including the forgotten tales attached to existing places. This is not a preservationist series but rather a historical series that will help keep a record of our architectural, cultural, and spatial history.

Long Beach Lost: With Hard Rock Hotel going on top of Jergins Tunnel, a look into the past

My ongoing series, Long Beach Lost, was launched to examine buildings and spaces that have either been demolished or were never even in existence—including the forgotten tales attached to existing places. This is not a preservationist series but rather a historical series that will help keep a record of our architectural, cultural, and spatial history.

31-story Hard Rock Hotel to break ground in Downtown Long Beach come 2024 (music venue in Jergins Tunnel included)

The mayor has said Hard Rock Hotel—taking over the southeast space at Ocean and Pine that has been empty for decades—is expected to break ground next year.

The micro-unit housing project set to replace historic-not-really Varden hotel in Downtown Long Beach

Now entitled, here is what the project that will take advantage of the city's micro-unit ordinance might look like when completed at 335 Pacific Ave.

Long Beach Lost: DTLB’s ‘Gray Ghost’ was an art deco masterpiece that could have been a library

My ongoing series, Long Beach Lost, was launched to examine buildings and spaces that have either been demolished or were never even in existence—including the forgotten tales attached to existing places. This is not a preservationist series but rather a historical series that will help keep a record of our architectural, cultural, and spatial history.

Long Beach Lost: Ivanhoe Room, the medieval-themed restaurant that once sat below the Lafayette

My ongoing series, Long Beach Lost, was launched to examine buildings and spaces that have either been demolished or were never even in existence—including the forgotten tales attached to existing or nonexistent things and places.

Paint the town: Historic Lafayette tower in Downtown Long Beach tower restores terra cotta, adds new color

One of Long Beach's most beloved historic buildings is ready to take on the town in an entirely new dress.