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Pacific Ocean Park

The Rise and Fall of L.A.'s Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier


L.A.’s modernist Googie design met head-on with Surf, Tiki and Rock ‘n’ Roll culture in a Nautical-based theme park. Pacific Ocean Park—or as it was commonly known in Los Angeles from the ’50s through the ’70s, P.O.P.—was extraordinary in both its glamorous rise and spectacular fall. As a family-oriented attraction in the late ’50s with […]