The Craftsman Bungalow we know today as The Long Beach Museum of Art was built in 1912 by The Milwaukee Building Company to serve as a summer home to Elizabeth Milbank Anderson, a prominent philanthropist and public health advocate. In 1926, it was transformed into Long Beach’s first social, athletic and beach club, the Club California Casa Real.
In 1950, the city of Long Beach purchased the building for use as a Municipal Art Center, and designated it as the Long Beach Museum of Art in 1957.
With dark wood shingles and brick structure, the exterior of the main house and carriage house have maintained their original design without alteration. On the interior, the lobby’s glass windows and the second story’s gallery windows frame the ocean, making for a beautiful setting. Located on 2300 East Ocean Boulevard, the Long Beach Museum of Art now features oceanfront gardens, exhibition galleries, and Claire’s Café with sweeping ocean views.
Located at 2300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach.
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