AKA: Wilton Hotel, Long Beach, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Designers: Walker and Eisen, Architects (firm); William Jay Burgin (building contractor); Percy Augustus Eisen (architect); Albert Raymond Walker (architect)

Dates: constructed 1925

15 stories

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200 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802-4807

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Also listed as 210 East Ocean Boulevard.

Building History

Fred B. Dunn owned the Breakers Hotel when it was built in 1925; he contracted with the architects, Walker and Eisen, and contractor, W. Jay Burgin, to design and build the facility; standing 15 stories high and containing 321 rooms, it cost $100,000 to erect; in the late 1940s and 1950s, the hotel was known as the Wilton Hotel, and it served as the conference hotel for numerous conventions staged in Long Beach, CA; the Marine Room of the Wilton Hotel attracted big-name entertainers of the time; by the 1970s, the building was remodeled to house senior citizens; in 1982, it reverted to its original use as a hotel, but again reverted in 1988 to function as housing for senior citizens;

Building Notes

The Breakers Hotel was identified as significant by the Long Beach Heritage Foundation in 1985.

The Wilton Hotel had a top-floor restaurant called the "Sky Room" that looked out over Long Beach Harbor.

PCAD id: 2048