AKA: Santa Monica School District, Santa Monica High School, Greek Theater, Santa Monica, CA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools

Designers: Allison and Allison, Architects (firm); David Clark Allison (architect); James Edward Allison (architect)

Dates: constructed 1920-1921

1 story

601 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405


The Santa Monica School District erected this outdoor Greek theatre as a memorial for those Santa Monica High School students killed in World War I. It opened in 1921. The Los Angeles architectural firm of Allison and Allison, renowned for their school designs, provided the plans for the new memorial theatre.

Building History

The citizens of Santa Monica passed a $30,000 bond issue to raise funds to build the "Open Air Memorial Theatre."

PCAD id: 4540