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Palos Verdes Interesting Historical facts

The original plans for the Palos Verdes Project had several different names planned for Palos Verdes Drive. Palos Verdes Drive North was originally planned to be named Granvia Valmonte from Malaga Cove Plaza through to Anaheim Street. Palos Verdes Drive West was to have been named Granvia La Costa.


Lunada Bay Fig TreePalos Verdes Drive West


The original plans for the Palos Verdes Project called for a second golf course in Palos Verdes Estates The original plans for the Palos Verdes Project in the late 1920's called for the construction of a golf course in the area currently occupied by George Allen baseball field off of Via Zumaya in upper Lunada Bay/Montemalaga.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsMaureen Megowan • September 19 2008 01:55PM
Palos Verdes Interesting Historical facts
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Palos Verdes and Disneyland
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Palos Verdes Highways and Freeway History
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Marineland and Palos Verdes Estates
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Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club
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You do not have to be a member of the Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club to use it: Resident, non-members may use the club for a day pass rate of $30 per person per day. Non-residents may also use the club for a day pass of $45 per person per day… more
Mirlo Gate Lodge Tower in Palos Verdes Estates
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I am often asked What is that large stone castle-like building near the entrance to Palos Verdes Estates on Via Valmonte? This stone, castle-like structure, which is at 4420 Via Valmonte, near the entrance to Palos Verdes Estates on Via… more
Bluff Cove Yacht Club in Palos Verdes Estates
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The original plans for the Palos Verdes Project during the 1920's included many wonderful elements that were never constructed due to the Depression. One of these was that The original plans for the Palos Verdes Project called for the building of a… more
Valmonte Plaza in Palos Verdes Estates
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The original plans for the Palos Verdes Project called for a third plaza area in Valmonte The original plans for the Palos Verdes Project in the late 1920's called for another grand plaza similar to that constructed in Malaga Cove, to have been… more
Palos Verdes Drive North
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I am frequently asked Why don't they widen Palos Verdes Drive North in Rolling Hills Estates since the traffic is so bad? City and community leaders in Rolling Hills Estates do not want the rural nature of their city destroyed, and believe that… more