Waves of History – Hermosa Beach Historical Markers
The Waves of History Project created a historical walk through Hermosa Beach by placing beautiful hand-painted ceramic tiles at six locations of historical significance throughout the city and a printed map available at the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce. Working with the Hermosa Beach Historical Society, the class also created a walking tour and web page with more information about each site. The Hermosa Beach Historical Society provided historical material including photos and site descriptions. The ceramic tile markers were designed and manufactured by local Diana Mausser at Native Tile and the location map was designed and illustrated by local artist Nick Arciaga. Landmarks include The Bijou Theatre, Pier Avenue School, The First Bank of Hermosa Beach, The Surf and Sand Club – Biltmore Hotel, Hermosa Beach Courthouse/Jail and Clark Stadium.
Project leader Lucas Doub said the group learned a lot about the city’s past while collaborating closely with the Hermosa Beach Historical Society. “It was so interesting to learn about the history of Hermosa Beach like what is now the parking lot of Café Boogaloo was once an outdoor jail.”
Kevin Bidenkap, Allison Boman, Robert Booker, Lauren Briskin, Lucas Doub, Rebecca Dreiling, Raymond Dussault, Sarah Emami, Brad Gusich, Jesse Kramer, Suzanne Larkin, Andrew Wesling