• Paul Slater

Feature Event: Long Beach Heritage’s Monthly Walking Tour of Historic Willmore City


On Saturday, Sept. 22, take a tour of Willmore City, Long Beach’s first residential development!

Willmore City was founded in 1881 from a subdivision of the Rancho Los Cerritos. It contains Drake Park named for Colonel Charles Rivers Drake, developer of the Pike amusement complex and the Knoll Park housing development.

This tour is designed as an educational introduction to a cross-section of early 20th century Long Beach residential architecture. It will include interior visits of the Bembridge House and, in contrast, a fully-restored Queen Anne "workman's" cottage. A few miscellaneous items to see will be a mysterious gold-domed temple and an original Catalina tile soda fountain.

Seen on this tour:

  • Queen Anne Bembridge House

  • Queen Anne Workman's Cottage

  • Tudor Revival Duplex

  • Chalet Craftsman

  • Dutch Colonial Revival

  • Classic Box TOC

  • Spanish Colonial Revival

  • Sears Kit House

DETAILS:

Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Bembridge House – 953 Park Circle

Length: 2 - 2 1/2 hours

Distance covered: About 1-1/2 miles total walking

Cost: $15 per adult payable through PayPal or by purchase at the door.

To RSVP call (562) 493-7019. Know your city!

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