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Long Point in Rancho Palos Verdes, Then and Now

Below are two aerial pictures of the Long Point area of Rancho Palos Verdes at the intersection of Hawthorne Blvd. and Palos Verdes Drive South. The first picture is an aerial photo taken in the late 1920's before any development. The only structure is the lighthouse on Long Point which opened in 1925.  At this time, Hawthorne Blvd. was known as Crest Road, and did not yet connect over the top of the Peninsula and was part of Crest road across the top of the hill to the Miraleste area.


Early 1920's aerial view of Long Point, with Hawthorne Blvd (then called Crest road ) at the bottom left corner and Palos Verdes Dr. South

Current Google Earth view of Long Point. Note that Hawthorne Blvd was rerouted around the Los Verdes golf course when extended from Crest Road at the top of the Peninsula.

Note the development of the Terranea Resort

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Comment balloon 0 commentsMaureen Megowan • May 30 2011 03:29PM


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