Ocean Center Building
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OCEAN CENTER BUILDING
110 W. Ocean Blvd. (1929)

Architect: Meyer and Holler

Builder: W.L. Porterfield

A charming Italian Mediterranean office building terraced down the bluff, where its lower archway linked up with the Pike's Walk of a Thousand Lights. The octagonal tower with terra cotta tile roof is a visual landmark of the Long Beach skyline; however, its lantern is missing. The entry dooryway is crowned by a broken pediment, adorned by a shield with sea shells and the face of Neptune. The interior is also well preserved. The architects are most famous for some of their Hollywood Buildings: Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Egyptian Theater.