Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures - country clubs

Designers: Grey and Daniels, Architects (firm); Mark Roy Daniels (architect/civil engineer); Elmer Grey (architect)

Dates: constructed 1927

16801 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA 90272-3350

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Building History

The Bel-Air Club was organized by real estate developer, Alphonzo E. Bell, Sr., (1875-1947), the creator of the Bel Air suburb. Bell, a promoter of athletics as a crucial component to a well-rounded life, also founded the Bel Air Country Club and the Hacienda Country Club. Adhering to his strict Presbyterian beliefs, no alcohol was allowed at the Bel Air Beach or Country Clubs.

Building Notes

The Bel Air Beach Club consisted of two sections: the upper club, a Spanish Colonial Revival building configured to take best advantage of the ocean views, and a lower complex, occupying 1/4 acre of beachfront; the upper club had a hillside site of 14 acres.

PCAD id: 1819