“Recreation in Long Beach” AKA “Typical Activities of a Beach and Harbor City”

This glazed tile mosaic, measuring 38′ in height by 22′ wide, is titled “Typical Activities of a Beach and Harbor City.” It was completed in 1938 with funding from the WPA Federal Art Project. It was originally installed on the arched façade of the Municipal Auditorium. When the original structure was razed in 1979, the mosaic was saved by a community effort and installed at its current location on the south side of the City Place parking structure in 1982. The site was commemorated as Harvey Milk Promenade Park in 2013.38′ h x 22′ wide

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Type of Art

Year Completed

Unknown

Completion/Dedication Details

1938

Council District

Status

Active

Primary Artist

Additional Artist Details

Albert Henry King, Henry Allen Nord, Louisa Etcheverry, Stanton Macdonald-Wright

Commissioned By

Budget

Unknown

Additional Budget Details

Unknown

Funded By

Federal Art Project (FAP), Works Progress Administration (WPA)

“Recreation in Long Beach” AKA “Typical Activities of a Beach and Harbor City”

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Address 185 East 3rd Street Long Beach, CA, 33.771067, -118.1911349

Location Name Originally: Installed in Long Beach Municipal Auditorium. After: South side of the City Place parking (1982). Now known as: Harvey Milk Promenade Park (2013).

Dimensions2013.38 ft x 22 ft

Primary Materials

Additional materialsGlazed Tile

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