August 9th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1919, the following ads ran in the Santa Ana Register.

Aug_9_1918_Hotel_Tourist_Ad__amp__Seal_Beach_Garage_adNot very glamorous or novel, but if your automobile ever breaks down in Seal Beach during 1919, you’ll know where to take it for repairs and where to stay if you’re forced to wait a few days for back-ordered parts to arrive.

Main Street Seal Beach in 1917. The hotel is the last building on the right before the Lodge Cafe. Like many local brick buildings, it collapsed in 1933 during the Long Beach earthquake.

– Michael Dobkins

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