THEN AND NOW: Ocean Blvd. looking east

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LEFT:
View looking east on Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach, Calif. on August 1, 1976. On the right is the Ocean Center building which, built in 1929, still stands today. In the center, is the Jergins Trust Building that was named for the Jergins Trust oil company. The Ocean Avenue side of the building housed the Lowe’s State Theater. On the left is the Breakers which was built as a hotel in 1926. It is now a senior living community. Photo by Bob Shumway/Independent, Press-Telegram

RIGHT:
View looking east on Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach, Calif. on August 6, 2009. The Breakers is on the left and the Ocean Center Building is on the right. The building that appears to have taken the place of the Jergen’s Trust Building is the Salvation Army Building. The Salvation Army Building, built as Crocker Plaza in 1982, is actually east of where the Jergen’s Trust Building was located. Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Long Beach Press-Telegram

One thought on “THEN AND NOW: Ocean Blvd. looking east

  1. Dwight K Snider

    Sorry, but I believe both of the photographs, then and now, were taken looking east on Ocean, not west.

    Dwight,

    You are correct.

    Thanks

    Jeff

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