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City Profile Long Beach California 1924

City Profile Long Beach California 1924

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City Profile Long Beach California 1924
City Profile Long Beach California 1924

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378Tke Real,t! Btue Bool{ ofCq,Iiforniaable; where he socialand coiiperativealueof the community s highandn a land that is lacedand nterlacedbypavedhighways.In the suburbanommunities f theSacramento ectionone mayown aranchhome thatrn'ill producea net incomeequal to agoodsalary, enjoyall of the delightsoflivingon a fruit rarch andstillenjoy everycity advantage and convenience.l}ansportationlines of every descriptionndiate fromSacra-mento's marketingcenter-transcontinentalrailways,electriclines,highways viththeir modem truckingfacilities and river transporta-tion urequaledfor volumeof businessby any inlandwaterway inAmerica.For those nterestedn large holdings,either for subdivisionur-posesrfarming,no sectionofthe stateoffers suchopportunitiesothinpriceand value.Lend isreasonablyricedandhasa verT highproductivevalue.Ifyoumakea tpof inspectionouwillperceivenvestmentoppor-tunities-bothagdculturallyandindustdally-immediatelybeforeyou,It is sufficientmerelyosuggesthat the SecramentoectiondllproveaverJ'nterestingplaceoryourcar€flrl nvestigation.Cor-res-pondences invitedby the AgdculturalDepar-tmentf the Sacra-mentoChamberof Commercend otherChambers of Commercethroughouthe Sacramento alleywho makeevery endeavor o safe-guardtheinvestmentof the homeseeterndrendereveN aidtomakece*ainhis startprovesa success nd notan experiment,
LongBeachA Metropolisnthe Making
ROWTH of Long Beachs like a story from ArabianNights.Ihestory of the developmentf SouthemCalifornia'swoncledulpleasureesort s oneof the most amazingchroniclesnthhis-tory of this country of wonderful development.From a mere villagewith apopulationof only 2,200 n1900, t hss lesDedn tw€nty-fouryearsto a metropolisof 135,000ouls. Du ng the sameperiod,tsbuildingpermitshaveumpedfrom9100,000yearto more than24,000,000,hile its baDk clearingshavencreased rom96,000,000in 1910o$432,000,000n 1923.Theassessedaluationhasncreasedfrom$12,000,000n 1906 o$116,000,000n 1923;postalreceiptsfrom$115,000n 1916 o$4?3,1?7n 1923. The rapidsmlrthas anindustrialcenter s shown byits245 industriescapitalizedat918,-000,000with 5,000employeesnd a monthlypayrollof9750,000.ntheoil industry the amourt invested sabout$40,000,000^'ith500derricksand215producingwells. Theproductionfor 1923 was68.810.361arrels.Allpreviousbuilding records orLong Beachwere broken withthe report for the first three monthsof 1924. The building recordnot only for March bu! forthe first three months of anyprevious yearwas brokenaccording o th€ figuresgivenout April 1st,The totat for
 
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379theyearto_daleApril)amountso$?.M1,420hichs$1,288.241
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$2,287.240s againsthemonth otMarch,1923,$1,9?4,6I8:?;;t;:nermonth upuohat time.Thegrantingof thep"".ii"ioi *ei"*lrng^tsea.hecurityrusL&Sav;ngs ankbuitdingor91,200,000sone.orcherec€nttargepermitsgranted.Thebuildingwitlt fullequrpmentndixtr/reswillmeanan investnentofmore han$l.boo._000. Accordingo figurescompiiedby theSouthwesfB;i&;-;;iUontraclor,Los Angelcs.or themonbhoI MarchlongBeach isprlfed-!9co]rgamonghecitiesoI rhe southland,Los Anailesleadine$.ith917.279,758.ne-familyd$ellingstorttr" monutrimaict tetInnumo.ertpermils.138beingssued,oralingBI3,4b0.Two_fam-lryower|lngsamenexl,$ithseventFpnotaljng924,000.ADartmentswilhfifteenpermitstorating$100.000,rivarie"ire""*iit"i;"1;-rnepermrlsotal,ng$30.000,nd ive faftoriesojaiins$40.000.Irne.resentalroestabtisheduringthe frrslhreemonlhshouldem^arntalned-forhcyearof 1924.hetotal wouldbemorp hang2S,_000.0i0.Thetoralor'1923wasslighjly esshaDg24,000,000.tn i1socationnd rlimcteLongBeachasremejtdousatural
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sandybath'ngbpach,shptteredbyt.he famousCatalina tsland;a;;;tvmllcsoJtshore,aDd withaelimatetempefedby a warmJapanesecur_Fert wnlcJrs\deepsby itsshores, IrngBeachwasblessedw.ithmoretnan rtsshareof naluraladvantagestostan. Hovever,Nalurepiledonrn-e.goo(thngsby sloringoneof regreatestoil deposilsintheworrct.rnhebark'yardofthis foflunaiecity:aiso bygrvinsit aspren_dLdaturatharboljnwhichtheshipping otthe worldoDedavwrrldrop anchor.Aroundthis harborsomeof lheErealestindustri;linstitutionsofthe.countryarerapidlyuiilizingspa"ce,i/iththe r;ui;mar_r,ong.lJeacrrs lastbecomingagTeatmanufaclurjncand com_mercralcenteras wpllas iheleadingpleasurercsot-l-ofJhepacific.Long. Beach..asrheC-ou-nb.y'slayg|ound.affordsevery varietyol }ecrealtonand sporfandall kindsof amuspmenist thecity'sparkiand pleygrounds.whichcanbacn.ioyedver\day ithevear.as the
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Irng Beachalsoboaststhe largestamus€mentzoneonthepacificcoast. The farnoxs"Pike',or,,Wailkof a Thou"r"dLi;h1;,;;;iii;anuspmcntzonescalled. s L-nownllover lheworldand ismadeuD0l countlessoncessionsndcmusemenlealures.Irng Beachsalso abeautjful residpnjialcity,boastinqsomeoftlefineslhomesnthe southland.ithneallya'trundrea-mitesfpaleclstreel-snd alleys.Jl isthe bomeof oneof thc finesthostehiesrnlhe worlct.aswellas many olherhigh-classhotelsandaDartmenthouses.It isonly twtntymilesfrom LosAngelesover theUnionPacific,Southe.mPaci6c,and PacificElectricRa-ihoads,"a,"tt* tvnvepavedboutevards.

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