Kay Finch was a ceramicist who lived in Corona del Mar. She and her husband, Braden, moved to the area in 1939 and opened a ceramics studio. In 1941, the Finches expanded their studio by purchasing five adjoining lots on Coast Highway a... Read more
Perhaps the most iconic building in Corona del Mar is the tutor-style Five Crowns. Built in 1936 and modeled after a guest house in England, the building is also one of the oldest in Corona del Mar. Originally named The Hurley Bell, it ... Read more
The Goldenrod footbridge, which spans Bayside Drive, is a charming structure that represents a bygone era when Newport Beach city officials were looking for new ways to attract new residents to Corona del Mar. In the late 1920s, the majori... Read more
Sherman Library & Gardens includes a 2.2-acre botanical garden and a research library with collections about the history of the Pacific Southwest. This beautiful and tranquil cultural center dates back to 1955, when its founder, Arno... Read more
Merle’s Coffee shop opened in 1951 at the corner of Coast Highway and MacArthur Blvd., a space now occupied by the Corona del Mar Plaza. Merle’s, which billed itself as a drive-in, offered a typical menu of coffee shop staples. In the e... Read more
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