#0959 Balboa Pavilion


#0959 Balboa Pavilion

Site information:

400 Main St, Balboa


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Balboa Pavillion

This is one of California's last surviving examples of the great waterfront recreational pavilions from the turn of the century. Built in 1905 by the Newport Bay Investment Company, it played a prominent role in the development of Newport Beach as a seaside recreation area. In 1906, it became the southern terminus for the Pacific Electric Railway connecting the beach with downtown Los Angeles. The railway's Red Cars connected the beach with Los Angeles in only one hour.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Balboa Pavilion Company, Inc. June 1, 1984.

Registered 12/15/1983