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#TBT: 1940 Venice and Sunset Piers

September 1940 - the surfing area just north of Sunset Pier, with Venice Pier visible on the right. The "building with the interesting architecture" is the Dragon Slide; you would slide down this bamboo shoot on a burlap bag at great speed. Alongside is the Ship Cafe that had been there since the early 1900's. The Fun House is the building to the left. Fat Frank, lobster trapper, lived under the pier at the end where the rock breakwater is. Waves sometimes broke far out beyond the breakwater.

Photo from the Tommy Zahn Collection.


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