The History of Venice BeachComments Off
admin posted in Uncategorized on June 30th, 2013
Venice Beach was the result of the vision of Abbot Kinney who lived from 1850 to 1920. A wealthy tobacco merchant, Kinney was on an extended world tour when he came upon the unsettled marsh land west of Los Angeles.
Starting in 1884, Kinney purchased land on the Del Rey Peninsula with partner Francis Ryan. They developed Ocean Park with a pier and country club.
Ryan died in 1898. Kinney couldn’t agree with subsequent partners on what to do with the land. (more…)