For the month of June, we are partnering with Long Beach Home + Living to host the first annual Long Beach Architecture Week. Our regularly scheduled East Village Walking Tour will be replaced for the month of June only with a Downtown Walking Tour on the 2nd Saturday (June 8th) from 12-4pm. For this special event, purchase tickets from the Architecture Week website.

Film stars once patronized a lively nightclub scene at the East Village’s historic Lafayette Hotel, also home to the Miss Universe Pageant for several years. The East Village additionally provides a palate of the changing architectural fashions in vogue during the early part of the 20th century including Victorian cottages from as early as 1905 and prairie, Italianate, art deco, international, mid-century modern buildings and “own-your-own” residential high-rises that catered to elegant resort living after World War I and the discovery of oil in the region.

Some of the buildings covered:
     Royal Hotel
     Lafayette Complex
     Broadlind Hotel
     Cooper Arms
     Artaban
     … and more!

DETAILS:

Schedule: 2nd Saturday of every month 
 
Start time:  9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Where: Begins near the intersection of Linden Ave and Ocean Blvd. at the Linden Avenue entrance to the Cooper Arms Condominium.
 
Parking: Metered street parking or free public parking at Harbor Place (access by driving south on Linden, turning left on Seaside Way and almost immediately entering the gate marked Visitor Parking).
 
Length: 2 hours
 
Distance covered: About 1-1/2 miles total walking
 
Walking difficulty: Moderate
 
Cost: $10 per adult payable through PayPal

All tickets will be held at will call at the start of the tour (Ocean Blvd at Linden Ave) 

In the event of significant rain the tour will be cancelled and you may arrange to attend a later tour.

Special tours may be scheduled for groups of five or more people. Contact preservation@lbheritage.org