Lister, James Wren

1948

Pictorial map of Avalon Town on Catalina Island, California

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Avalon Town Santa Catalina Island California

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Very cool pictorial mid-century birds-eye view of the town of Avalon on Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles, California. This original view of Avalon contains numerous named roads including Pebbly Beach Road, Wrigley Road, Chimes Road, Whittley Ave., and Metropole. Key facilities noted include a casino; Chimes Tower; the steamer pier and pleasure pier; Christian Science Church; country club; bird park; ballpark; and post office. Map is surrounded by vignettes typical to the area including ships, flying fish, a seaplane, and numerous recreational activities.

Verso contains a two-page directory of Catalina island businesses with telephone numbers and a large map of the entire island of Santa Catalina, CA. A sampling of the businesses listed includes: "Archie's Sip and Bite", "Scari's Cocktail Lounge", "Amphibian Air Transport", "Las Casitas Bungalows" and "Catalina Pin-Ups". The town directory is surrounded by small images of the signs of local business.

James Wren Lister (1897-1952) was born in England but settled in Los Angeles in 1925. Published by the L.C.B. Co. P.O. Box 146, Avalon, California.

CREATOR: Lister, James Wren

PUBLICATION DATE: 1948

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Slightly faded and age toned with minor evidence of tape used to close small tears at folds. Corners show small holes with minor marginal losses. Washed, flattened.

COLORING: Yes

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SIZE: 21 " x 16 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 88

PRICE: $



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