Originally Posted by IFP
These pics are fantastic. But that first pic, "Venice 1920" - It's clearly facing South, and you can see what looks like the Santa Monica Pier... wouldn't that make this actually a photo of Santa Monica? (Or maybe even Malibu?, although I'm not sure how far north that actually begins...)
Originally Posted by havasu
That is a question I can't answer. I understand what you are saying but don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger!
That is the P.O.P. Pier.
It was between the Venice Pier and the Santa Monica Pier.
At that time the Santa Monica pier was a fishing pier with a breakwater marina and boat launch hoist with dory lockers on the pier. My Father kept a dory there when he was young and we spread his ashes a few miles off shore when he passed in 1997.
The Pacific Ocean Park Pier had a full amusement park similar to that of the present S/M Pier. It was shut down in the late sixties and burned to the water in the early seventies.
Here is more about it > Pacific Ocean Park Pier (site)