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200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 458-8901

The world-famous Santa Monica Pier offers a variety of entertainment, dining and shopping experiences, including the thrill rides of Pacific Park; a historic 1922 Carousel, an old-fashioned soda fountain, and an interactive aquarium. As you stroll the Pier, enjoy lively street performers — from musicians to artists plus fabulous vendor carts and don't miss some of the best sunsets along the California coast.

Arts and Entertainment Near Santa Monica Pier

41 Ocean
Distance: 0.1 mi Competitive Analysis
1541 Ocean Avenue Suite 150 & 160
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 566-3870

Studio Maesto
Distance: 0.5 mi Competitive Analysis
1547 6th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 395-6636

Studio Maesto is a Dance and Photography school. Our creative space houses an Arts Collective and hosts Music and a variety of other Artistic Events.

Harvelle's
Distance: 0.4 mi Competitive Analysis
1432 4th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 395-1676

For 80 years, Harvelle's has been a staple in CA. We provide the best in live Blues, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Burlesque Shows, and so much more.

MAGICOPOLIS
Distance: 0.4 mi Competitive Analysis
1418 4th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 451-2241

DON'T MISS ESCAPE REALITY the one-of-a-kind show with floating ladies, mind reading and sleight-of-hand EVERY FRIDAY 8pm, SATURDAY 2pm & 8pm, SUNDAY 2pm www.Magicopolis.com

El Muelle de Santa Monica
Distance: 0.1 mi Competitive Analysis
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 458-8900

Promenade Playhouse
Distance: 0.3 mi Competitive Analysis
1404 3rd St Prom
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 656-8070

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Distance: 0.4 mi Competitive Analysis
1855 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

310.458.8551

Vidiots
Distance: 0.5 mi Competitive Analysis
302 Pico Blvd (At 4th Street)
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 392-8508

The Vidiots Foundation is a community hub for anyone passionate about film. We are a non-profit, 501(C)3 organization dedicated to the cinematic and media arts in the form of preserving and protecting our collection of over 50,000 rare and classic VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray titles. We celebrate cinema and the vitality of independent art through education, archival preservation and accessibility. The Vidiots Foundation connects people to experience evolving media, taking video store culture into the 21st century.

Santa Monica Pier Arcade
Distance: 0.1 mi Competitive Analysis
350 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 451-5133

Eat.See.Hear
Distance: 0.5 mi Competitive Analysis
601 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 395-3204

Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean
Distance: 0.2 mi Competitive Analysis
1450 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 458-2239

Move, Groove and Get Crafty at the Camera Obscura Art Lab! Visit us at http://smgov.net/camera or 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway Contact [email protected] or 310-458-2239 Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup View a list of classes & register at http://smgov.net/reserve Improve us at http://surveymonkey.com/s/33JZ8YB Take the Train: Metro terminus at 4th St/Colorado, 4 blocks away. Upon exiting the station go west on Colorado to Ocean Ave, cross the street to the Pier and turn right. We're in the park just past Broadway. Parking is under $2 for the first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 6 (1431 2nd Street between Broadway and Santa Monica). On weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot at 1855 Main St it's $5 all day except during special events. Pier Deck: $10-15/day; Beach Lot 1N just north of the Pier $6-12/day. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking Buses that serve the Camera include Routes 1, 2, 8 and rapid 10. More info: metro.net or bigbluebus.com. Biking to class is always encouraged (bring a lock); the Breeze Bike Share corral is just south of us in the park! Registration (bring cash to cover material fees) In Person: Advance registration accepted at 1450 Ocean between 9am-5pm M-F & 11am-4pm Sat. Dropping in? Call 310-458-2239 to confirm availability, preferably by the Tuesday before class starts; plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class; many classes do not allow drop ins. Refunds/Transfers: Full refunds given if class is cancelled before taking place. For any other reason, $15 processing fee for each multisession activity refunded; one-time classes & expended material fees are nonrefundable. Requests must be made in person, by mail, fax (310-899-0840), or email to [email protected] within 24 hours of first class meeting. All class dates, times, locations, and instructors are subject to change. The Camera Obscura Art Lab is a place to learn salsa moves, enhance your blogging skills, design a font, mix a perfume, fuse glass, solder a circuitboard or tile a mosaic table, among many other possibilities! It all happens at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park, steps from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. This midcentury building houses the iconic Camera Obscura mechanism and offers lovely views of the ocean as well as a multitude of activities, as well as access to great restaurants and easy parking around the corner in the public structures. You might even take a turn on the ferris wheel down on the boardwalk after a class! All arts, crafts and movement classes are for adults, at prices from free to three figures and ranging from two hour events to multiweek workshops. 1450 Ocean Ave sits on the former site of the North Beach Station of the Pacific Electric railway, now Palisades Park, between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd. Philanthropist Marcellus L. Joslyn gifted the building in 1955 to the city of Santa Monica in memory of his wife. Designed by architect Weldon J. Fulton, it sports exterior walls clad in chunky Palos Verdes stone, glass walls, sloping roofs, and projecting canopies and rafter beams, to create a distinctively midcentury appearance. Fulton also created the swooping font spelling out “Camera Obscura” and camera on tripod logo on the front. Similar features are found at the Montana and Fairview branch libraries and at the Zucky’s building on Wilshire Blvd., also designed by Fulton. The Camera Obscura itself is quite a bit older – it was built by Robert F. Jones, nephew of Santa Monica city founder Senator John P. Jones, in 1898 and was moved up from the Beach.

Luma Pictures
Distance: 0.3 mi Competitive Analysis
1424 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 888-8738

Luma is a world class creative studio with offices in Melbourne and Los Angeles. We build compelling and beautiful art and technology with a strong focus on company culture. We formed in 2002 with the unwavering goal to create standout work with exceptional people… and to have a lot of fun along the way. A long road and many years later, we find ourselves fortunate enough to marry our diverse interests with our global family to collaborate on the work we are passionate about the most. We offer best in class services on all imaginable types of VFX for features, commercials and new media. In 2014 we launched Luma Toons, which expands on our roots, to a more lovable direction - producing animated content. Luma Made combines the strengths of our artists, strategists and writers to create original content. And in 2015 we expanded once again to incorporate more of our passions into our everyday lives with Luma Launch: an independent multi-million dollar fund that enables us to accelerate and incubate notable start-ups across the tech and media worlds. Together, our talented global teams share a proprietary pipeline of industry leading tools and techniques to produce groundbreaking and artistically phenomenal results, always with a work hard, play harder attitude.

The Rapp Saloon Poetry Reading
Distance: 0.3 mi Competitive Analysis
1436 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Nokia La Live - Staples Center
Distance: 0.6 mi Competitive Analysis
1507 7t St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 775-9191

Tiffany Company Casting
Distance: 0.3 mi Competitive Analysis
723 W Broadway
Glendale, CA 91204

(310) 266-9223

Payah
Distance: 0.1 mi Competitive Analysis
1616 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3251

(310) 393-1264

First Presbyterian Church
Distance: 0.5 mi Competitive Analysis
1220 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Santa Monica Pier
Distance: 0.1 mi Competitive Analysis
499 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 458-8900

Arlington West Memorial
Distance: 0.1 mi Competitive Analysis
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(323) 934-3451

Beadahs
Distance: 0.4 mi Competitive Analysis
203 Arizona Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 395-0033

Beach Near Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Beach
Distance: 0.5 mi Competitive Analysis
Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Santa Monica State Beach is a California State Park operated by the city of Santa Monica.Santa Monica BeachThe beach is located along Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. It is 3.5 miles long and has parks, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, as well as manned lifeguard stations, the original Muscle Beach, bike rentals, concessions, a few hotels, a bike path, and wooden pathways for warm days and beachgoers with disabilities. Visitor activities include volleyball, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, and swimming. Smoking at the beach is prohibited.At the foot of Colorado Avenue, through the famous arch and sign, lies the historic Santa Monica Pier, which dates from 1909. The pier has a National Historic Landmark -– the 1922 Looff Hippodrome Carousel.A few steps south of the Pier volleyball courts is the International Chess Park. The public chess tables—and a human-scale chessboard set into the sidewalk—draw a wide assortment of players.Palisades Park is located atop Santa Monica’s famed sandstone cliffs, providing a vantage point to see the sweep of Santa Monica Beach and the Pacific Ocean.The beach is the one Baywatch was filmed at and also the beach the album art for Umbrella Beach by Owl City features."Ink Well"A section of the beach was referred to as "Ink Well" and "Negro Beach" in the early 20th century when it was one of the few areas in California where African Americans were allowed to enjoy beach access in a largely segregated society. Other areas for blacks were Bruce's Beach in Manhattan Beach and the Pacific Beach Club in Orange County. Nick Gabaldon, one of the first black surfers in California, lived in Santa Monica, and used the 200 foot roped off stretch of beach demarcated for blacks. He died after crashing into the Malibu Pier.

Venice Beach Ocean Front Walk
Distance: 1.9 mi Competitive Analysis
Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Distance: 0.2 mi Competitive Analysis
1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 458-6700

The eternal allure of Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel starts with the sun-drenched Pacific shores it’s perched on. The spell continues with exquisite marble floors, a beautifully reconceived lobby and a transformed oceanfront pool deck with oversized loungers that can be enjoyed while soaking up a magnificent sunset.

Santa Monica Stairs
Distance: 1.7 mi Competitive Analysis
4th St at Adelaide Dr
Santa Monica, CA 90272

Annenberg Community Beach House
Distance: 1.4 mi Competitive Analysis
415 Pacific Coast Hwy
Santa Monica, CA 90402

(310) 458-4904

The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica Beach is a public beach site, open to all with no membership required. Beach volleyball courts, beach soccer fields, stand-up paddle board rentals, plus a splash pad and playground are available to the public year-round. We have free cultural programs, including tours of the Marion Davies Guest House, art gallery exhibits, Audubon Society bird walks, and Beach=Culture concerts, readings, and more. Community events, such as the popular "Cardboard Yacht Regatta" and the Community Picnic are fun and free for the whole family! Our public pool is seasonal, open daily in the summer, and occasionally on holiday weekends between October and May. Please call us, or check our website, to confirm public site hours and availability. www.AnnenbergBeachHouse.com Private Events: Historic Hollywood glamour meets modern Southern California style to create an event space like no other. Flexible spaces and ocean breezes provide the perfect setting for your next meeting or celebration. Spaces vary in size and accommodate groups as intimate as 10, to elaborate celebrations for 400 or more when combining indoor and outdoor spaces. The Beach House is also available for commercial film and photo shoots.

Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica
Distance: 0.6 mi Competitive Analysis
530 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 399-9344

Venice Beach Freak Show
Distance: 1.8 mi Competitive Analysis
909 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291-9006

(310) 314-1808

THe CaNdLE CaFe.. VenICE BEaCh CALIfoRNIA
Distance: 1.5 mi Competitive Analysis
325 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291

(310) 314-4456

Beach Club
Distance: 1.6 mi Competitive Analysis
201 Palisades Beach Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402-1401

(310) 395-3254

Santa Monica Pier Carousel
Distance: 0.0 mi Competitive Analysis
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 394-8042

1 Pico
Distance: 0.3 mi Competitive Analysis
1 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405-1063

(310) 587-1717

This Santa Monica restaurant is truly an unforgettable experience overlooking the beach, with a seasonal market menu and a wine list even Californians will admire. 1 Pico is one address you’ll always remember. Follow us on Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/1picosantamonica/ https://twitter.com/shuttersca

Fit Club at Santa Monica Beach
Distance: 0.6 mi Competitive Analysis
2600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 452-1618

Pacific Ocean
Distance: 0.9 mi Competitive Analysis
136 Navy St Venice Ca
Santa Monica, CA 93405

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Muscle Beach 1647 Ocean Front Walk
Distance: 0.1 mi Competitive Analysis
1647 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Santa Monica Beach California - Ocean Avenue
Distance: 0.4 mi Competitive Analysis
CA-1
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Jinya Ramen Santa Monica
Distance: 0.8 mi Competitive Analysis
2400 Main St, Ste D
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 392-4466

Su Casa Venice Beach
Distance: 1.5 mi Competitive Analysis
431 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291

(310) 452-9700

Silicon Beach
Distance: 0.5 mi Competitive Analysis
1248 3rd St Prom
Santa Monica, CA 90401

BRAMBILA Salon
Distance: 0.4 mi Competitive Analysis
1327 Ocean Ave, Ste A
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 458-3770

Brambila Salon, located in the heart of Santa Monica, offers an intimate hair experience with an ocean view. Owner Mary Brambila, known for her famous stylish color and cuts opened the salon in 2003, and has built a loyal clientele of business owners, producers, musicians, celebrities and just about anyone looking for a unique hair experience, with no fuss or attitudes. Sit and chat, or enjoy the view and get pampered by one of Brambila’s seasoned stylists. Stylists are available for private appointments, special events and red-carpets as well.

Salt Air Club
Distance: 1.5 mi Competitive Analysis
265 Palisades Beach Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402-1401

(310) 394-9358

Historical Place Near Santa Monica Pier

World Famous Venice Canals
Distance: 2.5 mi Competitive Analysis
2605 Grand Canal
Venice, CA 90291

The Ultimate Venice Lifestyle on the World Famous Venice Canals. A stunning and custom build. Open and spacious floor plan with walnut floors throughout. The living room is complete with a wood burning fireplace and surround sound. Open cook's kitchen with a five burner range, Sub Zero fridge and Bosch dishwasher.Granite counters and island. The live in master suite has canal views, a balcony and fireplace. A large master bath is complete with dual sinks and spa tub. His and hers closets. Three other generous size bedrooms all on the same floor. View the canals and more from the large roof top deck. Coveted three car garage!! One block to the beach and restaurants on Pacific , Washington and Venice Blvd. Call or email for parking instructions.

Eames House
Distance: 1.9 mi Competitive Analysis
203 Chautauqua Blvd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

(310) 459-9663

The Eames House is a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture located at 203 North Chautauqua Boulevard in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. It was constructed in 1949, by husband-and-wife design pioneers Charles and Ray Eames, to serve as their home and studio.Design and historyUnusual for such an avant-garde design, the Eames Case Study No. 8 house was a thoroughly lived-in, usable, and well-loved home. Many icons of the modern movement are depicted as stark, barren spaces devoid of human use, but photographs and motion pictures of the Eames house reveal a richly decorated, almost cluttered space full of thousands of books, art objects, artifacts, and charming knick-knacks as well as dozens of projects in various states of completion. The Eames' gracious live-work lifestyle continues to be an influential model.The design of the house was proposed by Charles and Ray as part of the famous Case Study House program for John Entenza's Arts & Architecture magazine. The idea of a Case Study house was to hypothesize a modern household, elaborate its functional requirements, have an esteemed architect develop a design that met those requirements using modern materials and construction processes, and then to actually build the home. The houses were documented before, during and after construction for publication in Arts & Architecture. The Eames' proposal for the Case Study House No. 8 reflected their own household and their own needs; a young married couple wanting a place to live, work and entertain in one undemanding setting in harmony with the site.

California Heritage Museum
Distance: 0.9 mi Competitive Analysis
2612 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 392-8537

The California Heritage Museum building was built in 1894 and named an Official City Landmark in 1979. The museum is multi-cultural facility promoting the diversity and richness of California’s history, culture and art, through exhibitions, lectures, publications and workshops. In addition to launching a restoration project, the museum intends to expand its Student Outreach and Senior programs. The California Heritage Museum As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of our community for support.

66-to-Cali
Distance: 0.1 mi Competitive Analysis
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

La Señora Research Institute
Distance: 1.9 mi Competitive Analysis
565 Dryad Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402

(310) 454-0706

La Señora Research Institute is a public 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving local history and cultural heritage. Nestled in the Santa Monica Canyon, La Señora is located at the Jose Mojica Hacienda, on land originally part of the 1839 Mexican Land Grant Rancho Boca de Santa Monica. The fascinating location enables La Señora docents to provide unique and memorable educational and cultural programs that shed light on little known aspects of our common history. As a public treasure, La Señora fosters the spirit of giving and hospitality by providing an educational historic lecture series, chamber music concerts, classic film screenings, and inter-generational programs that illustrate uses of technologies in the discovery process of history and archaeology. In 2009, La Señora was awarded the California Governor's Award for Historic Conservation for “its innovative, integrative educational program.”

Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome
Distance: 0.0 mi Competitive Analysis
276 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome is located on the Newcomb Pier adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. It was designed and built in 1916 by Charles I. D. Looff and his son Arthur to hold a Looff Carousel. Looff's carousel was housed at the Hippodrome until it was sold in 1939. It was replaced by Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel #62, which was moved from the Ocean Park Pier. Since 1977, the carousel has been owned by the city. The building remains a rare example of structures that used to be on the amusement pier. It was restored from 1977 through 1981. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.History of the Carousel & HippodromeThe Looff Years (1910s-30s)On June 12, 1916 the Looff Hippodrome opened its doors for the first time. It and its carousel were part of Looff's new amusement park "Pleasure Pier," on a short, wide pier adjacent to the long, narrow Santa Monica Pier.The Newcomb Years (1940s-60s)When the war ended, Walter Newcomb found himself in an enviable position. The amusement business was expected to see a great surge with the return of the country's military personnel and a general feeling of national pride. With the closure of the Venice Pier reducing his competition, he relocated his Venice-based carousel into the old Looff Hippodrome.Threats, storms, and restoration (1970s-90s)Over the next several decades the city of Santa Monica proposed various plans to tear down Newcomb Pier, and with it the Hippodrome. The city council approved a plan to replace the pier with a resort island in Santa Monica Bay. Local activists formed Save Santa Monica Bay and shot down that plan, and in 1973 the city formally revoked a standing order to demolish the pier. The city acquired ownership of the pier in summer 1974. In the 1980s it was almost destroyed by winter storms.

Charmont Apartments
Distance: 0.7 mi Competitive Analysis
330 California Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Charmont Apartments is an historic apartment building in Santa Monica, California which was built in 1928. Designed by architect Max Maltzman with elements of both the Mission Revival-Spanish Colonial Revival style and the Art Deco style, the Charmont was a luxurious high-rise when it was built. The blending of Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco elements was popular style in the 1920s and is sometimes known as "Med-Deco." The main entrance is located in a walled courtyard that features a two-tiered fountain with an intricate Moorish-patterned backsplash in polychrome tile. The building was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake and subsequently rehabilitated and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Cottage Santa Monica
Distance: 0.6 mi Competitive Analysis
2219 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 593-0093

This is one of the most unique properties in the world being an historic landmark in the City of Santa Monica and right in the middle of all that represents the California lifestyle at the beach in an urban setting. There is a thousand feet of white sand beach in front of the cottage, a bike path, walking path, exercise opportunities of all kinds, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, library, farmers market, and more. The thing the cottage offers that hotels do not is total privacy plus a home away from home feeling in a location that is incredible. Enjoy the California sun from the best location in Southern California. Forget Malibu, this is better. For more information please call 310.907.6992 or email [email protected]

Henry Weaver House
Distance: 1.6 mi Competitive Analysis
142 Adelaide Dr
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Henry Weaver House, a California Bungalow, is in Santa Monica, California. It was built in 1910 by the Milwaukee Building Company for Henry Weaver, a Midwestern hotel developer. The house's broad roof overhang, prominent front porch and emphasis on natural colors and materials are unique features of the American Craftsman California Bungalow Style, which "fit the Southland landscape, Southland climate and Southland temperament," according to a 1910 Los Angeles Times article on the Weaver house.Restoration of the house began in 1985, and the house was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.In Los Angeles: An Architectural Guide, David Gebhard and Robert Winter describe it as “A gorgeous example of Craftsman orientalism, worthy of Charles and Henry Greene.”

Zephyr Surf Shop
Distance: 0.5 mi Competitive Analysis
2011 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Eames House
Distance: 1.9 mi Competitive Analysis
203 Chautauqua Blvd
Pacific Palisades, CA

The Eames House is a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture located at 203 North Chautauqua Boulevard in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. It was constructed in 1949 by husband-and-wife design pioneers Charles and Ray Eames, to serve as their home and studio.

Venice of America House
Distance: 2.1 mi Competitive Analysis
1223 Cabrillo Ave
Venice, CA 90291

Venice of America House is a Late Victorian house built in 1906 in present day Venice in Los Angeles, California.The Venice of America House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

Horatio West Court
Distance: 0.7 mi Competitive Analysis
140 Hollister Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Horatio West Court, built in Santa Monica, California in 1919, is an early example of attached houses with shared pedestrian and vehicle access. The six little buildings are grouped on a 60-foot lot. It was designed by Irving Gill.Horatio West Court divides its narrow lot symmetrically, placing two units on either side of a driveway that runs the length of the lot to a rear parking area, where two garages are topped with little apartments. Each building is a slightly inflected, flat-roofed two-story cube to which a small entrance porch and a walled terrace has been added. The arched entry ways and small patio courts reflect Gill's affinity for the Mission Revival style. However, the buildings themselves fall squarely into the Modern Movement.Richard Neutra extensively photographed the Horatio West Court as well as Gill's Dodge House and published in his book Amerika: Neues Bauen in der Welt (1930). In Leland Roth's American Architecture: A History, the Horatio West Court is described as "Gill's flat-roof crisply-rectilinear apartment complex." In Coastal California, John A. Vlahides and Tullan Spitz describe the complex as "one of the best examples of Irving Gill's revolutionary modernism."The Horatio West Court was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, the first building in the City of Santa Monica to be listed in the National Register.Gallery of images

Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome
Distance: 0.0 mi Competitive Analysis
276 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA

The Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome is located on the Newcomb Pier adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. It was designed and built in 1916 by Charles I. D. Looff and his son Arthur to hold a Looff Carousel. Looff's carousel was housed at the Hippodrome until it was sold in 1939. It was replaced by Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel #62, which was moved from the Ocean Park Pier. Since 1977, the carousel has been owned by the city. The building remains a rare example of structures that used to be on the amusement pier. It was restored from 1977 through 1981. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Charmont Apartments
Distance: 0.7 mi Competitive Analysis
330 California Ave
Santa Monica, CA

Charmont Apartments is an historic apartment building in Santa Monica, California which was built in 1928. Designed by architect Max Maltzman with elements of both the Mission Revival-Spanish Colonial Revival style and the Art Deco style, the Charmont was a luxurious high-rise when it was built. The blending of Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco elements was popular style in the 1920s and is sometimes known as \"Med-Deco.\" The main entrance is located in a walled courtyard that features a two-tiered fountain with an intricate Moorish-patterned backsplash in polychrome tile. The building was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake and subsequently rehabilitated and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Horatio West Court
Distance: 0.7 mi Competitive Analysis
140 Hollister Ave
Santa Monica, CA

Horatio West Court, built in Santa Monica, California in 1919, is an early example of attached houses with shared pedestrian and vehicle access. The six little buildings are grouped on a 60-foot lot. It was designed by Irving Gill. Horatio West Court divides its narrow lot symmetrically, placing two units on either side of a driveway that runs the length of the lot to a rear parking area, where two garages are topped with little apartments. Each building is a slightly inflected, flat-roofed two-story cube to which a small entrance porch and a walled terrace has been added. The arched entry ways and small patio courts reflect Gill's affinity for the Mission Revival style. However, the buildings themselves fall squarely into the Modern Movement. Richard Neutra extensively photographed the Horatio West Court as well as Gill's Dodge House and published in his book Amerika: Neues Bauen in der Welt. In Leland Roth's American Architecture: A History, the Horatio West Court is described as \"Gill's flat-roof crisply-rectilinear apartment complex.\" In Coastal California, John A.

Sovereign Hotel
Distance: 0.8 mi Competitive Analysis
205 Washington Ave
Santa Monica, CA

The Sovereign is a large five-story, 130 unit apartment building in Santa Monica, California, USA. Built in 1928, it was designed by architect Kurt Meyer-Radon and the Anglo American Building Company in the Mission Revival-Spanish Colonial Revival styles. The building contains primarily single apartments and one bedroom apartments, many of which are currently under rent control. In the 1930s, the Sovereign’s operation appears to have transitioned to include a more traditional hotel format with the construction of the small wing that may have contained a dining room. The street level sign identifying the building as the “Sovereign Hotel” also dates from this era. In Los Angeles: An Architectural Guide, David Gebhard and Robert Winter, wrote, \"There was no reticence here on the part of the architect in showing how many Spanish Colonial Revival forms and details could be used.\" The Sovereign Hotel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Venice of America House
Distance: 2.1 mi Competitive Analysis
1223 Cabrillo Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Venice of America House is a Late Victorian house built in 1906 in present day Venice in Los Angeles, California. The Venice of America House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

Landmark Near Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Beach
Distance: 0.5 mi Competitive Analysis
Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Santa Monica State Beach is a California State Park operated by the city of Santa Monica.Santa Monica BeachThe beach is located along Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. It is 3.5 miles long and has parks, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, as well as manned lifeguard stations, the original Muscle Beach, bike rentals, concessions, a few hotels, a bike path, and wooden pathways for warm days and beachgoers with disabilities. Visitor activities include volleyball, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, and swimming. Smoking at the beach is prohibited.At the foot of Colorado Avenue, through the famous arch and sign, lies the historic Santa Monica Pier, which dates from 1909. The pier has a National Historic Landmark -– the 1922 Looff Hippodrome Carousel.A few steps south of the Pier volleyball courts is the International Chess Park. The public chess tables—and a human-scale chessboard set into the sidewalk—draw a wide assortment of players.Palisades Park is located atop Santa Monica’s famed sandstone cliffs, providing a vantage point to see the sweep of Santa Monica Beach and the Pacific Ocean.The beach is the one Baywatch was filmed at and also the beach the album art for Umbrella Beach by Owl City features."Ink Well"A section of the beach was referred to as "Ink Well" and "Negro Beach" in the early 20th century when it was one of the few areas in California where African Americans were allowed to enjoy beach access in a largely segregated society. Other areas for blacks were Bruce's Beach in Manhattan Beach and the Pacific Beach Club in Orange County. Nick Gabaldon, one of the first black surfers in California, lived in Santa Monica, and used the 200 foot roped off stretch of beach demarcated for blacks. He died after crashing into the Malibu Pier.

Third Street Promenade
Distance: 0.4 mi Competitive Analysis
Third St Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

01208338448

The Third Street Promenade is an upscale shopping, dining and entertainment complex in the downtown area of Santa Monica, California. It is considered a premier shopping and dining district on the Westside and draws crowds from all over the Greater Los Angeles Area. Due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean coupled with Los Angeles's mild climate, it is also a popular tourist destination.

Santa Monica Pier/ 3rd Street Promenade
Distance: 0.2 mi Competitive Analysis
Third St Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Venice Beach Ocean Front Walk
Distance: 1.9 mi Competitive Analysis
Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291

Santa Monica Stairs
Distance: 1.7 mi Competitive Analysis
4th St at Adelaide Dr
Santa Monica, CA 90272

Hotel Shangri-La
Distance: 0.4 mi Competitive Analysis
1301 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 394-2791

Pacific Park
Distance: 0.2 mi Competitive Analysis
380 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3128

Pacific Park is an oceanfront amusement park located in Santa Monica, California. The park, located on the Santa Monica Pier, looks directly out on the Pacific Ocean, in the direction of Catalina Island. It is the only amusement park on the West Coast of the United States located on a pier and LA's only admission-free park. There are a total of twelve rides in Pacific Park, including the world's first and only solar powered Ferris wheel that provides a view of the Pacific Ocean and a roller coaster that circles the majority of the park. It has appeared in over 500 movies and television shows such as Fat Albert, Hannah Montana, Hannah Montana: The Movie, 90210, Bean, and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. It is owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties and operated by Santa Monica Amusements.

Eames House
Distance: 1.9 mi Competitive Analysis
203 Chautauqua Blvd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

(310) 459-9663

The Eames House is a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture located at 203 North Chautauqua Boulevard in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. It was constructed in 1949, by husband-and-wife design pioneers Charles and Ray Eames, to serve as their home and studio.Design and historyUnusual for such an avant-garde design, the Eames Case Study No. 8 house was a thoroughly lived-in, usable, and well-loved home. Many icons of the modern movement are depicted as stark, barren spaces devoid of human use, but photographs and motion pictures of the Eames house reveal a richly decorated, almost cluttered space full of thousands of books, art objects, artifacts, and charming knick-knacks as well as dozens of projects in various states of completion. The Eames' gracious live-work lifestyle continues to be an influential model.The design of the house was proposed by Charles and Ray as part of the famous Case Study House program for John Entenza's Arts & Architecture magazine. The idea of a Case Study house was to hypothesize a modern household, elaborate its functional requirements, have an esteemed architect develop a design that met those requirements using modern materials and construction processes, and then to actually build the home. The houses were documented before, during and after construction for publication in Arts & Architecture. The Eames' proposal for the Case Study House No. 8 reflected their own household and their own needs; a young married couple wanting a place to live, work and entertain in one undemanding setting in harmony with the site.

Eames House
Distance: 1.9 mi Competitive Analysis
203 Chautauqua Blvd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

(310) 459-9663

The Eames House is a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture located at 203 North Chautauqua Boulevard in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. It was constructed in 1949, by husband-and-wife design pioneers Charles and Ray Eames, to serve as their home and studio.Design and historyUnusual for such an avant-garde design, the Eames Case Study No. 8 house was a thoroughly lived-in, usable, and well-loved home. Many icons of the modern movement are depicted as stark, barren spaces devoid of human use, but photographs and motion pictures of the Eames house reveal a richly decorated, almost cluttered space full of thousands of books, art objects, artifacts, and charming knick-knacks as well as dozens of projects in various states of completion. The Eames' gracious live-work lifestyle continues to be an influential model.The design of the house was proposed by Charles and Ray as part of the famous Case Study House program for John Entenza's Arts & Architecture magazine. The idea of a Case Study house was to hypothesize a modern household, elaborate its functional requirements, have an esteemed architect develop a design that met those requirements using modern materials and construction processes, and then to actually build the home. The houses were documented before, during and after construction for publication in Arts & Architecture. The Eames' proposal for the Case Study House No. 8 reflected their own household and their own needs; a young married couple wanting a place to live, work and entertain in one undemanding setting in harmony with the site.

Silicon Beach
Distance: 0.5 mi Competitive Analysis
1248 3rd St Prom
Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Sanctuary
Distance: 1.0 mi Competitive Analysis
235 Hill St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Located on Hill Street in Santa Monica, the Sanctuary is a moniker for special musical events coordinated by Mikel Farber. The venue itself is in fact a beautiful church with incredible natural acoustics. There is no set entry fee as admission is donation based. Interested in performing at the Sanctuary? Get in touch!

26th Street/Bergamot station
Distance: 1.9 mi Competitive Analysis
2425 Olympic Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 586-6488

26th Street/Bergamot is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located near the intersection of 26th Street and Olympic Boulevard in Santa Monica, California. The station serves the Expo Line.Location and designThe station is in the Pico District of Santa Monica, along the southern edge of Olympic Boulevard, just east of 26th Street.AttractionsBergamot Station The City of Santa Monica refers to the station area as the "Bergamot Transit Village". It is also within walking distance of several business offices and studios, including the Water Garden office complex.The station has entrances on both ends.Name and historyThe name "Bergamot Station" dates back to 1890, but the station was established in 1875 as "Soldiers' Home Station" when it was a stop and car storage area on the steam powered Los Angeles and Independence Railroad from Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles, as well as the subsequent Santa Monica Air Line on the Pacific Electric trolley system until 1953..Vehicle maintenance facilityExpo Phase 2 includes a maintenance facility for Expo light-rail vehicles. This facility performs shop-related activities, including servicing, cleaning, inspection and repair of LRT vehicles. It also includes a yard with a storage capacity of up to 45 LRT vehicles.

26th Street/Bergamot station
Distance: 1.9 mi Competitive Analysis
2425 Olympic Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 586-6488

26th Street/Bergamot is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located near the intersection of 26th Street and Olympic Boulevard in Santa Monica, California. The station serves the Expo Line.Location and designThe station is in the Pico District of Santa Monica, along the southern edge of Olympic Boulevard, just east of 26th Street.AttractionsBergamot Station The City of Santa Monica refers to the station area as the "Bergamot Transit Village". It is also within walking distance of several business offices and studios, including the Water Garden office complex.The station has entrances on both ends.Name and historyThe name "Bergamot Station" dates back to 1890, but the station was established in 1875 as "Soldiers' Home Station" when it was a stop and car storage area on the steam powered Los Angeles and Independence Railroad from Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles, as well as the subsequent Santa Monica Air Line on the Pacific Electric trolley system until 1953..Vehicle maintenance facilityExpo Phase 2 includes a maintenance facility for Expo light-rail vehicles. This facility performs shop-related activities, including servicing, cleaning, inspection and repair of LRT vehicles. It also includes a yard with a storage capacity of up to 45 LRT vehicles.

Venice Branch
Distance: 1.8 mi Competitive Analysis
610 California Ave
Venice, CA 90291

(310) 821-1769

Venice Branch is a former branch library of the Los Angeles Public Library located in the Venice section of Los Angeles, California. The old Venice Branch library was replaced in 1995 by a new branch now known as the Venice-Abott Kinney Memorial Branch. The Spanish Colonial Revival style building is now used as the Vera Davis McClendon Youth and Family Center.The Venice Branch was designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission in June 1984. In 1987, the Venice Branch and several other branch libraries in Los Angeles were added to the National Register of Historic Places as part of a thematic group submission. The application noted that the branch libraries had been constructed in a variety of period revival styles to house the initial branch library system of the City of Los Angeles. With respect to the Venice Branch, the application described the building as a building in the Spanish Colonial Revival style made of masonry construction. The front entry has oak double doors with diamond-shaped panes. Small wrought-iron lamps flank the entrance.

Inkwell Beach Santa Monica, CA
Distance: 0.4 mi Competitive Analysis
1900 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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A section of the beach was referred to as "Ink Well" and "Negro Beach" in the early 20th century when it was one of the few areas in California where African Americans were allowed to enjoy beach access in a largely segregated society. Other areas for blacks were Bruce's Beach in Manhattan Beach and the Pacific Beach Club in Orange County. Nick Gabaldon, one of the first black surfers in California, lived in Santa Monica, and used the 200 foot roped off stretch of beach demarcated for blacks. He died after crashing into the Malibu Pier

Binoculars Building
Distance: 1.5 mi Competitive Analysis
340 Main St
Venice, CA 90291

(213) 624-7300

The Binoculars Building, originally the Chiat/Day Building, is a commercial office building located in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Built between 1985-1991 for advertising agency Chiat/Day (now TBWA\Chiat\Day) as its West Coast corporate headquarters, it was designed by Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry, his last project in Los Angeles until the Walt Disney Concert Hall began construction in 1999.The building is notable for the three different styles used in the main facade on Main Street, particularly the massive sculpture of binoculars that function as both a car and pedestrian entrance. The binoculars were designed by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The entrance to the parking garage is between the lenses of the binoculars. The 75000sqft building was delayed for a few years after hazardous materials were found on the building site, requiring removal. TBWA\Chiat\Day is no longer a tenant in the building, having moved to another area of Los Angeles known as Mar Vista. The last tenant of this building was Ketchum Inc., a public relations group.In January 2011, W. P. Carey & Co. announced Google was leasing of space in the building and two neighboring buildings, part of a major expansion to establish a larger employment presence in Los Angeles.

Gehry Residence
Distance: 1.8 mi Competitive Analysis
1002 22nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90403

The Gehry Residence is architect Frank Gehry's own house. It was originally an extension, designed by Gehry and built around an existing Dutch colonial style house. It makes use of unconventional materials, such as chain-link fences and corrugated steel. It is sometimes considered one of the earliest deconstructivist buildings, although Gehry denies this.The Gehry Residence is located in Santa Monica, California. In 1977, Frank and Berta Gehry bought a pink bungalow that was originally built in 1920. Gehry wanted to explore with the materials he was already using — metal, plywood, chain link fencing, and wood framing. In 1978, he chose to wrap the outside of the house with a new exterior while still leaving the old exterior visible. He hardly touched the rear and south facades and to the other sides of the house he wedged in tilted glass cubes. Then, in the fall of 1991, he chose to remodel due to the needs of a growing family that by then included two teenage boys. Many of Gehry's neighbors were not happy at the unusual building being built in their neighborhood.

1414 Main
Distance: 2.0 mi Competitive Analysis
1414 Main St
Venice, CA 90291

Nerdingham Palace
Distance: 0.9 mi Competitive Analysis
1802 11th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome
Distance: 0.0 mi Competitive Analysis
276 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome is located on the Newcomb Pier adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. It was designed and built in 1916 by Charles I. D. Looff and his son Arthur to hold a Looff Carousel. Looff's carousel was housed at the Hippodrome until it was sold in 1939. It was replaced by Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel #62, which was moved from the Ocean Park Pier. Since 1977, the carousel has been owned by the city. The building remains a rare example of structures that used to be on the amusement pier. It was restored from 1977 through 1981. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.History of the Carousel & HippodromeThe Looff Years (1910s-30s)On June 12, 1916 the Looff Hippodrome opened its doors for the first time. It and its carousel were part of Looff's new amusement park "Pleasure Pier," on a short, wide pier adjacent to the long, narrow Santa Monica Pier.The Newcomb Years (1940s-60s)When the war ended, Walter Newcomb found himself in an enviable position. The amusement business was expected to see a great surge with the return of the country's military personnel and a general feeling of national pride. With the closure of the Venice Pier reducing his competition, he relocated his Venice-based carousel into the old Looff Hippodrome.Threats, storms, and restoration (1970s-90s)Over the next several decades the city of Santa Monica proposed various plans to tear down Newcomb Pier, and with it the Hippodrome. The city council approved a plan to replace the pier with a resort island in Santa Monica Bay. Local activists formed Save Santa Monica Bay and shot down that plan, and in 1973 the city formally revoked a standing order to demolish the pier. The city acquired ownership of the pier in summer 1974. In the 1980s it was almost destroyed by winter storms.

Landmark Near Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome
Distance: 0.0 mi Competitive Analysis
276 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome is located on the Newcomb Pier adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. It was designed and built in 1916 by Charles I. D. Looff and his son Arthur to hold a Looff Carousel. Looff's carousel was housed at the Hippodrome until it was sold in 1939. It was replaced by Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel #62, which was moved from the Ocean Park Pier. Since 1977, the carousel has been owned by the city. The building remains a rare example of structures that used to be on the amusement pier. It was restored from 1977 through 1981. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.History of the Carousel & HippodromeThe Looff Years (1910s-30s)On June 12, 1916 the Looff Hippodrome opened its doors for the first time. It and its carousel were part of Looff's new amusement park "Pleasure Pier," on a short, wide pier adjacent to the long, narrow Santa Monica Pier.The Newcomb Years (1940s-60s)When the war ended, Walter Newcomb found himself in an enviable position. The amusement business was expected to see a great surge with the return of the country's military personnel and a general feeling of national pride. With the closure of the Venice Pier reducing his competition, he relocated his Venice-based carousel into the old Looff Hippodrome.Threats, storms, and restoration (1970s-90s)Over the next several decades the city of Santa Monica proposed various plans to tear down Newcomb Pier, and with it the Hippodrome. The city council approved a plan to replace the pier with a resort island in Santa Monica Bay. Local activists formed Save Santa Monica Bay and shot down that plan, and in 1973 the city formally revoked a standing order to demolish the pier. The city acquired ownership of the pier in summer 1974. In the 1980s it was almost destroyed by winter storms.

Inkwell Beach Santa Monica, CA
Distance: 0.4 mi Competitive Analysis
1900 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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A section of the beach was referred to as "Ink Well" and "Negro Beach" in the early 20th century when it was one of the few areas in California where African Americans were allowed to enjoy beach access in a largely segregated society. Other areas for blacks were Bruce's Beach in Manhattan Beach and the Pacific Beach Club in Orange County. Nick Gabaldon, one of the first black surfers in California, lived in Santa Monica, and used the 200 foot roped off stretch of beach demarcated for blacks. He died after crashing into the Malibu Pier

Silicon Beach
Distance: 0.5 mi Competitive Analysis
1248 3rd St Prom
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Distance: 0.6 mi Competitive Analysis
101 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

310-576-7777

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is a five-star hotel located near the beach in Santa Monica, California, not far from the Santa Monica Pier. The building dates from 1889; it was a private residence until it was converted to a hotel in the early twentieth century.HistoryJohn P. Jones, originally from Herefordshire, England, came to California in 1849. He made a fortune through silver mining, and in 1874, bought a three-quarter interest of Robert Symington Baker's ranch near Los Angeles. In 1875, Jones and Baker co-founded Santa Monica.In 1889 Jones built a Victorian-style mansion as his family's residence, and named it Miramar. His wife, Georgina, planted a rose garden near the house, and also planted trees along Santa Monica's streets.After John P. Jones died in 1912, his widow sold the family's mansion to King Camp Gillette, inventor of the safety razor. Gillette later sold the property to hotelier Gilbert Stevenson, who converted it into The Miramar Hotel.The hotel became popular in the 1920s with celebrities and other notable guests, particularly Greta Garbo. In the 1930s Jean Harlow was seen dining at the hotel, and Betty Grable performed in the Miramar lounge with Ted Whidden's band.A new six-story wing was built in 1924, to provide apartments for longer stays at the beach. Greta Garbo was one of the first celebrities to move in, and she lived there for more than four years. In the 1930s, 32 poolside bungalows were built, separate from the main hotel buildings. They underwent a $18 million renovation in 2002–2003, preserving the original design.

Horatio West Court
Distance: 0.7 mi Competitive Analysis
140 Hollister Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Horatio West Court, built in Santa Monica, California in 1919, is an early example of attached houses with shared pedestrian and vehicle access. The six little buildings are grouped on a 60-foot lot. It was designed by Irving Gill.Horatio West Court divides its narrow lot symmetrically, placing two units on either side of a driveway that runs the length of the lot to a rear parking area, where two garages are topped with little apartments. Each building is a slightly inflected, flat-roofed two-story cube to which a small entrance porch and a walled terrace has been added. The arched entry ways and small patio courts reflect Gill's affinity for the Mission Revival style. However, the buildings themselves fall squarely into the Modern Movement.Richard Neutra extensively photographed the Horatio West Court as well as Gill's Dodge House and published in his book Amerika: Neues Bauen in der Welt (1930). In Leland Roth's American Architecture: A History, the Horatio West Court is described as "Gill's flat-roof crisply-rectilinear apartment complex." In Coastal California, John A. Vlahides and Tullan Spitz describe the complex as "one of the best examples of Irving Gill's revolutionary modernism."The Horatio West Court was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, the first building in the City of Santa Monica to be listed in the National Register.Gallery of images

Nerdingham Palace
Distance: 0.9 mi Competitive Analysis
1802 11th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404

The Sanctuary
Distance: 1.0 mi Competitive Analysis
235 Hill St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Located on Hill Street in Santa Monica, the Sanctuary is a moniker for special musical events coordinated by Mikel Farber. The venue itself is in fact a beautiful church with incredible natural acoustics. There is no set entry fee as admission is donation based. Interested in performing at the Sanctuary? Get in touch!

Vicki's Couch
Distance: 1.3 mi Competitive Analysis
55 Navy St
Venice, CA 90291

This is the Official Facebook Place Page of Vicki's Couch. If you've ever sat, drank, ate, slept, or anything else here, please feel free to join in the fun. Why a Facebook Page? The credit goes to Liz Schack Rabban. During a May 2011 visit to Vicki's Couch, she created a check-in when she was feeling "one with the couch." We then discovered we could fill in details about Vicki's Couch including type of business and website. We submitted a request to Facebook to "claim this place" and were approved May 25th. What Liz & Vicki didn't anticipate was how much affinity all the couch's previous visitors would have for it. As soon as Vicki's Couch appeared on Facebook, it quickly made fans and revealed how many feel a sense of ownership of the couch. And so the legend began...

Pacific Jewish Center
Distance: 1.5 mi Competitive Analysis
505 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291

(310) 392-8749

The Pacific Jewish Center, also known as The Shul on the Beach or PJC, is a synagogue in Venice, Los Angeles, California, known for its outreach to unaffiliated and disconnected Jews. The Shul remains the last of the synagogues built in Venice during the first part of the 20th century. Although an Orthodox synagogue, due to its location in an eclectic neighborhood worshippers who identify themselves as many different denominations are all welcomed when attending services and other events.The 1925 building, originally a power station, was identified as a City of Los Angeles landmark.HistoryPacific Jewish Center was established as Bay Cities Synagogue in the 1940s. The congregation was one of several synagogues established in Venice Beach in the 1920s (two others also on the Venice boardwalk). All except this one had disappeared by the late 1960s. The membership had gradually dwindled until there was hardly a minyan available. However in 1977, a group of young, Orthodox Jews led by Michael Medved, and Rabbi Daniel Lapin re-established the community and it soon became the nexus of Orthodox outreach in Los Angeles for the next decade. Lapin was the unpaid rabbi of the congregation from 1978 to 1992.The Bar Mitzvah of Jason Gould, son of Barbra Streisand and Elliott Gould, was held at the shul.