This Friday, December 4, celebrate the historic homebuilder Miner Smith with an exhibition at the Historical Society of Long Beach (4260 Atlantic Avenue).

Miner Smith is a homebuilder who built 30 homes in the historic neighborhood of Belmont Heights between 1920 and 1936. From the outside, the homes are immediately recognizable – each has a porch with steps framed by two arched niches, inside which he placed planters shaped to look like sawed-off tree trunks.

The exhibition kicks off December 4 with a reception from 6:30–9:30 p.m. and runs through February 2016.