Hermosa Beach Community Center/Pier Avenue Junior High – Hermosa Beach CA

Description

"The Hermosa Beach Community Center at Pier Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway (below) was rebuilt by the WPA after the original building was destroyed in the 1933 earthquake. It was the home of Pier Avenue Junior High before the school closed in 1975. In 1976, it was used to film the dance scene in "Carrie." The city has since remodeled it into a theater space and community center."

The WPA completed the school building for $5,449 in federal funds and $6,757 total.

The WPA was also involved in landscaping and improving the school grounds, spending $6,989 in federal funds and a total of $9,592 on the project.

Source notes

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_11431003?source=rss

Connolly, Donald H. and G. I. Farman. Report of Accomplishment of the Operations Division. Works Progress Administration, Southern California. January 1, 1939.

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Location Info


710 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Location notes:
Was formerly the Pier Avenue Junior High School until the school closed in 1975.

Coordinates: 33.864693, -118.394819

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