THE RAYMOND HOUSE
The Raymond home was constructed in 1918 by New York born architect, Irving J. Gill. Though many of his projects were based in San Diego, The Raymond House is one of the few remaining architectural structures that Gill built in Long Beach that remains intact.
The home is consistent with all of Irving J. Gill’s work and style. Known for his modern designs with Mission Revival touches, the simplicity of the Raymond house is reflected, above all, through its exterior. Made simply out of concrete and surrounding stucco walls, the Cubist style modern outlook features a flat roof and hollow tile on the interior. When it was created, the home was used as a retirement residence for the Oklahoma banker Samuel Raymond and his family. Today, the home is still used for residential purposes and can be found on 2749 East Ocean Boulevard.
Located at 2749 E Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach.
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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