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Laguna Beach Historic Lifeguard tower


Lifeguard tower

Laguna Beach’s historic Lifeguard tower, I found this little write up about it here:

…. The Main Beach Lifeguard Tower is a treasured Laguna Beach icon, and many claim it is the most photographed and painted structure in Southern California. The tower is a locally significant structure not only to Laguna’s artists but also to local historic preservationists.

In the 1930s, the city took an old tower from a nearby filling station and moved it to the community’s main beach to create a two-story lifeguard tower. Following a major renovation in the early 1970s, the lifeguards have handled most of the tower’s day-to-day maintenance. By the late 1990s, city officials began to recognize that the tower needed another major renovation….

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4 responses

  1. I love this tower! It’s right by where I grew up and I remember as a kid being able to tell where we were by the piers and lifeguard towers alone.

    January 12, 2012 at 8:18 am

  2. This is a great picture, just an interesting piece.

    January 15, 2012 at 7:33 am

    • Thank you, much appreciated 🙂

      January 15, 2012 at 7:48 am

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