2024 Long Beach Architecture Week Tours

 

2024 Long Beach Architecture Week is BACK!

We hope you’ll join one of the many tours offered by Long Beach Heritage as part of this year’s Architecture Week!

 

Residential Living in the Roaring Twenties
June 2nd @ 10am and 3pm

June 8th @ 3pm

Step back in time to experience the lives and lifestyles of those who would call Long Beach home in the 1920s. Oil field workers, shipyard workers, filmmakers, and wealthy seasonal visitors all lived and worked side by side in the East Village of 1920s Long Beach. Click HERE to invite your friends on Facebook!

 

Architectural Walking Tour: Historic Contributions to today’s Downtown Character – 06.04 @ 4pm
Starting in the 144 year old Lincoln Park, this walking tour will take you on a half mile walk through the Long Beach downtown. You’ll become deeply acquainted with buildings that survived our 1933 earthquake (and those that didn’t). You’ll spend time at the corner of “Bitter and Sweet”, see a 466,000 piece tile mural, and end with an interior tour of downtown Long Beach’s oldest building before enjoying a nosh session at the newly opened Altar Society.  Click HERE to invite your friends on Facebook!

 

Civic Center Walking Tour – 06.06 @ 10am
Participants will enjoy a brief historic slide review of Long Beach’s continuously evolving City Center since its incorporation in 1897 followed by a walking tour through the library to see a range of sustainable design strategies that contributed to LEED platinum certification. Participants will then walk through newly designed Lincoln Park and over to tour the two gleaming 11-story glass-and-teel LEED Gold Certified structures that comprise the Long Beach City Hall and Port of Long Beach Administration Building campus, completed in 2019. First District Councilwoman Mary Zendejas will lead the group through City Hall and Council chambers. Port Officials will showcase the Port Administration building.  Click HERE to invite your friends on Facebook!

SELECT GREAT HOMES TOUR
June 9th 12pm to 3pm

Experience the diverse architecture of Long Beach with a tour of some excellent examples of Craftsman, Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival and A Newly Rediscovered Killingsworth Mid-Century Modern home.  These architectural gems will take you back to 1913 and on up to 1958.
The homes have been lovingly furnished with antique and/or period appropriate pieces, some of which are totally one of a kind.
The unique original features of the homes demonstrate the craftsmanship of bygone eras such as intricate mouldings, leaded glass windows, ornate murals, charming tiled fireplaces, and even a milk door or two. Click HERE to invite your friends on Facebook!