By Jennifer Krintz
Piers have continuously drawn humans to the mysterious ask yourself of the sea. the facility to likely stroll on water with the development of a pier has created for people a feeling of transitority mastery of the majestic and cruel sea. The Southern California coastline has continuously attracted travelers from close to and much to event the common fantastic thing about the sea coast. Capitalizing at the usual and man-made charm of the sea and the excitement pier, Henry Huntington created in Redondo seashore a fantasyland of ask yourself and pleasure for beachgoers within the early twentieth century. As one of many significant opponents to the excitement piers of Santa Monica, Ocean Park, and Venice to the north, the never-ending Pier and later the adjoining Monstad Pier in Redondo seashore drew in hundreds of thousands of holiday makers an afternoon. Pleasure-seekers can nonetheless fish, get pleasure from dinner and song, store, or just take a night walk over the water on present day Municipal Pier--remnants from the heyday of Redondo Beach's excitement pier of the early twentieth century.
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Horseshoe Pier has been built, and wharves No. 1 and No. 2 are long past. Wharf No. 1 might were on the north finish of Horseshoe Pier, and Wharf No. 2 might were someplace in entrance of resort Redondo, that's nonetheless extant during this photo. El Paseo, the Pavilion, the Plunge, and the Lightning Racer are all discernible, in addition to open farmland within the distance. The town’s unique format relies at the Chautauqua circulate of the overdue nineteenth century. proven as an grownup schooling move within the usa, the Chautauqua’s normal philosophy was once to deliver leisure and tradition to the entire group. This was once often performed with audio system, lecturers, musicians, entertainers, preachers, and experts of the day relocating in circuits to destinations everywhere in the state. Redondo seashore had laid the unique urban plan within the form of an oil lamp, representing a logo of the Chautauqua philosophy, yet that structure can slightly be famous this day. town additionally outfitted a Chautauqua assembly condo within the form of a decagon the place the touring circuits of audio system taught the loads. This postcard exhibits bathers having fun with the water at Redondo seashore. at the back of them is a rope that used to be tied to giant posts embedded deeply into the sand. The rope used to be designed to carry the load of seashore consumers who desired to enterprise into the sea yet didn't know the way to swim. Pictured this is one in every of Redondo Beach’s wharves within the early 1900s. This picture was once most probably taken from El Paseo, which this present day is a marina and condominiums. a few of the impacts of the early seashore lodge period in Southern California have been the leisure parks at the East Coast, in addition to country and global gala's. one other impact was once the concept that of a halfway, which used to be a primary thoroughfare of rides, amusements, and concessions. therefore, the halfway in Redondo seashore used to be situated approximately among the Plunge and the Pavilion on El Paseo. one other impression was once meals. the 1st scorching puppy used to be offered at Coney Island. Deep-fried finger meals and snacks on a stick originated at kingdom festivals and the 19th-century World’s reasonable expositions within the usa. within the early twentieth century, concessions have been very important staples at Redondo seashore. owners offered scorching canines, corn canine, popcorn, and cotton sweet, in addition to different greasy, fried, and sugary treats alongside El Paseo. this can be a picture of both a good looks festival or a swimming festival. the ladies within the bathing matches with the “R” have rented their matches from the Plunge. Above is a relations photo within which each person apart from the daddy is wearing late-19th-century swimming wear. word how the women’s bathing matches are knee-length complete skirts. during this picture is an aspiring version or seashore good looks contestant from round 1916. within the historical past is the pier. Taken round 1915, this picture indicates a crowd accumulated on the seashore. visible within the distance is likely one of the wharves, and past that's the Palos Verdes Peninsula. simply because El Paseo used to be the most thoroughfare to the pier, Pavilion, and Plunge, occasional ceremonies have been held within reach on Pacific road and El Paseo.