18 - The Potter  1305 Ocean Front Walk

Venice Historic Tour TEST

18 - The Potter  1305 Ocean Front Walk

Venice, California 90291, United States

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18 - The Potter

1305 Ocean Front Walk

The Potter, a four-story residential hotel building designed with Neoclassical-style elements, is associated with early 20th century leisure tourism in Venice. It is a rare example of a 1910s apartment house in Venice. The opening of Venice of America in 1905 was made possible by the emergence of a middleclass with the time and money for leisurely activities, and the construction of a streetcar to deliver them from downtown Los Angeles. By 1911, business in Venice was booming and to accommodate the large influx of leisure seekers flocking to the seaside resort, several brick apartment houses were built along Ocean Front Walk. The Potter (1912) was among the first built, boasting a prime location, four blocks from the Venice streetcar station, three blocks from Venice Pier, and across the street from the Venice Surf Bathhouse. With the 1960s demolition of many Venice of America era buildings, The Potter is not only one of Venice’s oldest remaining apartment houses, but it is one of the few buildings in Venice left from that period.

The Potter became Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark #1156 on 2/27/2018.


This point of interest is part of the tour: Venice Historic Tour TEST


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