History

Over 100 Years of Venice

The Ellison Suites and Venice, Los Angeles
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Abbot Kinney – Circa 1900 (From Wikipedia)

Originally called “Venice of America,” Venice was founded in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as a beachfront resort town. Kinney’s initial vision of creating a cultural mecca was set aside to accommodate the public, and Venice became the “Coney Island of the Pacific,” complete with an amusement pier and a miniature steam railroad. Kinney also created a system of canals and imported gondolas and gondoliers from Venice, Italy.

The historic Ellison Hotel was built in 1913 and the original owners were The Ellisons, followed soon after by comedy duo Laurel & Hardy. Famous guests and residents have included silent screen star Clara Bow. The Ellison was renovated in 1920 and converted to apartments in the 1950’s, and about a decade later was briefly visited by Jim Morrison. Situated in North Venice (bordering Santa Monica), The Ellison is just steps away from the Venice Beach Boardwalk and a 15-minute bike ride puts you at Santa Monica Pier. The studio is 415 square feet with partition doors in the center creating 2 rooms (living-room/bedroom) with a kitchen & open breakfast bar. The other room has a built in trundle bed, which can house a full mattress or serve as spacious roll away storage. The walk-in closet is roomy and steps up to an adorable bathroom with claw tub. Beautiful hardwood floors and exposed brick walls. The Ellison has an awesome rooftop deck with amazing panoramic views of Catalina Island, Santa Monica and Malibu, and even the Hollywood sign.

The closest grocery stores are Ado Italian Market Place, SupermarketGuru.com and Ocean Front Market. Nearby coffee shops include Figtree’s Cafe, Venice Beach Ice Cream and Rose Cafe-Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Dudley Market, Osteria Venice West and The Dudley Market. There are excellent bike lanes and the terrain is flat as a pancake. 15 Paloma Ave is a Biker’s Paradise, daily errands can be accomplished on a bike. This address can also be written as 15 Paloma Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90291.

Fun and Excitement

Since 1905
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Crowds Outside at the Venice Beach Amusement Park in Venice, between 17th Street and 34th Street along the ocean front, ca.1900-1920 (From Wikipedia)