February 16th In Seal Beach History

Resting after a tiring session of promenading and pier-strolling in the sun

On this date in 1914, the Santa Ana Register proclaimed that earlier in the week the Mercer Construction Company had begun strengthening the pier with new pilings and renovating it with “electroliers at short spaces and resting seats.” The Guy M. Rush Company, which was managing the oceanfront property in the yet-to-be officially named “Seal Beach,” also announced the style of the pier was to be match the proposed cement promenade that was to extend along the entire beachfront. Less glamorously, work on cement sidewalks and curbs would begin the next week.

– Michael Dobkins

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