For a wonderful map and descriptions of locations in downtown Santa Monica to visit the next time you are out on a walk see page 18 of the Summer Seascape 2014! Highlights of this short tour include: Rapp Saloon which was the old City Hall; Hotel Carmel; Keller Block a landmarked building; 1433-37 4th Street designed by architect Henry Hollwedel; Central Tower Building, also a landmark; Bay Cities Guaranty Building; and Majestic-Mayfair Theater. Summer Seascape 2014
For a more ambitious tour, try the downloadable map of landmarks available by visiting the City of Santa Monica Information Services Department (ISD) site - Map Catalog and select Historic Landmarks. Historic Landmark
LOOKING AT SANTA MONICA: THE OCEAN AND THE SUNSET, THE HILLS AND THE CLOUDS
This book, written by James W. Lunsford and illustrated by Alice N. Lunsford in 1983, provides an overview of places, buildings, murals, and statues, to name a few of the fascinating contents convered. One copy of the book is available for check out at the Main Library at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. While all of the places and items may not exist any longer, this offers a great historical perspective of Santa Monica in the 1980s.
Pico Neighborhood - Fairview Heights Lindbergh Park
Shows the features of the area of Santa Monica bordered by Lincoln Blvd. to the west; Broadway and Colorado Aves. to the north; Centinela to the east; and Pico Blvd. to the south
TOUR THE SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Join the amazing docents at the Santa Monica Public Library for a tour offered every third Friday each month at 12:30 pm. Meet in the Lobby of the Main Library at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Highlights of the tour include special architectural features of the building, sustainability, and the mural created by Stanton Macdonald-Wright, unveiled in 1935 when the Main Library was located at 503 Santa Monica Blvd.
"Make your feet your friend" J. M. Barrie