East 1st Street Facade Improvement Project

Terry Braunstein & Thomas Barter

Terry Braunstein and Thomas Barter have enhanced the facades of the buildings on 1st Street to reflect the colorful Art Deco history of the East Village Arts District in Downtown Long Beach. Braunstein designed each vignette, which Barter, an East Village ceramist, rendered in hand-made tile. These colorful artworks also provide architectural detailing while framing the existing murals and bordering store doorways. Some of the geometric aspects of the designs create a three-dimensional effect and provide depth for the storefronts as well as for 1st Street. The large tile mural of a three-story Art Deco building on a corner mirrors the small-town atmosphere of Downtown combined with high-rises, important to the City’s commerce.




Additional Artist Details Terry Braunstein and Thomas Barter

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Funding was provided by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a federal program of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and local redevelopment tax increment funds.

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East 1st Street Facade Improvement Project

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Address 402-442 E 1st Street Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.76838, -118.18718

Location Name South block of 1st Street

Location DescriptionPictured along south block buildings of E 1st Street

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes

71, 111, 112, 151

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