Long Beach History Mural

Art Mortimer

The “Long Beach History Mural” depicts Long Beach city’s early beginnings and early settlers and landowners of the mid-20th century. The mural is painted in a realistic style and depicts portraits of ancestors of long-time resident Norma Abalos in front of the Bixby mansion. The intersection of Long Beach Blvd. and 7th Street in the 1930’s, Early ranch owners; Abel Stearns, John W. Bixby, and Fred Bixby. The 300ft mural is a reminder of the city’s rich history.



Additional Artist Details Contributing Artists: Jose M. Loza; Assisted by 46 Youth Assistants

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Long Beach History Mural



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Address 401 Golden Avenue Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.77407, -118.20203

Location Name 710 Freeway/Cesar Chavez Park

Location DescriptionLocated on the 710 Freeway wall at 6th Street and Golden Avenue facing Cesar Chavez Park

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes

181, 191, 192

Dimensions18 ft. x 300 ft.

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