Hermosa

Beach

History

     The first official survey was made in the year 1901 for the board walk on the Strand, Hermosa Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue; work on these projects commenced soon after. The boardwalk on the Strand was constructed of planks. The walk extended the entire length of the two mile Strand. High tides sometimes washed away portions of this walkway.

In 1914 part of it was replaced with cement. The remaining two thousand feet on the north end was finally completed with cement in 1926.

     In 1904 the first pier was built. It was constructed entirely of wood even to the pillings and it extended five hundred feet out into the ocean. The pier was constructed by the Hermosa Beach Land and Water Company. In 1913, this old pier was party washed away and later torn down and a new one built to replace it.

     The first city election for city officers was held December 24, 1906. The town incorporated and its charter was obtained from the state on January 14, 1907. At this time the city acquired ownership of its two mile stretch of ocean frontage, this being included in an original deed to the city from the Hermosa Beach Land and Water Company; this did not include the two hundred and ten feet on each side of the pier.

The dees stated that it was to be held in perpetuity as a beach playground, free from commerce, and for the benefit of not only the residents of Hermosa, but also for the sea lovers of Southern California.

Hermosa Beach's original ideals are still reflected along the Strand and beach with ample public space for bike riding and beach play.

     Today, Hermosa Beach is known for its diversity with many restaurants, bars and live music. The Strand and Pier Avenue are main attractions to all of the many outdoor beach activities.

Important Numbers - Hermosa Beach :

City Hall .............................................. (310) 318-0239
Chamber of Commerce ........................... (310) 376-0951
Fire Department ..................................... (310) 318-0326
Police Department .................................. (310) 318-0360
Verizon (phone) ..................................... (800) 483-3000
Time Warner Cable ............................... (888) 892-2253
So. CA Edison ...................................... (800) 655-4555
So. CA Gas Co. ................................... (800) 427-2200
CA Water Service Co. ........................... (310) 257-1400
Athens Services (waste) ........................... (888) 299-4898
Main Post Office .................................... (310) 376-3252

More informations about Hermosa Beach :

Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce

www.hbchamber.net

Hermosa Beach City School District
www.hbchamber.net

City of Hermosa Beach

www.hermosabch.org

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