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The original Pacific City Hall remains at 122 Main Street in its new life as Mangiamo's Gelato Caffe, for a little while longer.  It will soon be lost to demolition (with an attempt to save the historic facade).  It was a cash grocery and feed store on the lower level, with the town governance meetings held upstairs.  See what it looked like back in the day and read the story at http://historichuntingtonbeach.blogspot.com/2014/12/pacific-city-our-first-city-hall.html

ABOVE: Pacific City Hall remains standing today at 122 Main Street, in its new life as Mangiamo's Gelato Caffe. It was a cash grocery and.

You can help save Huntington Beach history, now considered significant American history. Be an underwriter to the amazing story of Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach! Go to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-historic-wintersburg

You can help save Huntington Beach history, now considered significant American history. Be an underwriter to the amazing story of Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach! Go to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-historic-wintersburg

Look what's up in the Main Street Library in Huntington Beach: a rare glimpse into our pioneer history! Read more at http://historichuntingtonbeach.blogspot.com/2014/10/new-historical-photography-displayed-at.html

Look what's up in the Main Street Library in Huntington Beach: a rare glimpse into our pioneer history! Read more at http://historichuntingtonbeach.blogspot.com/2014/10/new-historical-photography-displayed-at.html

Did you know the National Trust for Historic Preservation is interested in Huntington Beach? Read about a couple recent visits at http://historichuntingtonbeach.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-national-trust-for-historic.html

Did you know the National Trust for Historic Preservation is interested in Huntington Beach? Read about a couple recent visits at http://historichuntingtonbeach.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-national-trust-for-historic.html

Huntington Beach had a "Miss Firecracker" contest for July 4th in the 1960s.  More history at http://historichuntingtonbeach.blogspot.com/2014/07/happy-independence-day.html

The crowning of "Miss Firecracker," circa in Huntington Beach, California. (Photo, City of Huntington Beach archives)

Read about Huntington Beach's 100 Years of Surfing at http://historichuntingtonbeach.blogspot.com/2014/06/1914-to-2014-huntington-beach-surfing.html  This photo was taken almost 100 years ago, in 1915!  Photo from the City of Huntington Beach archives.

Read about Huntington Beach's 100 Years of Surfing at http://historichuntingtonbeach.blogspot.com/2014/06/1914-to-2014-huntington-beach-surfing.html This photo was taken almost 100 years ago, in 1915! Photo from the City of Huntington Beach archives.

New photography exhibit at Huntington Beach's Main Street Library about Historic Wintersburg history! Want to know what this group of Ocean View Grammer School students were doing in 1929? Read about it at http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2014/10/historic-wintersburg-photography.html

New photography exhibit at Huntington Beach's Main Street Library about Historic Wintersburg history! Want to know what this group of Ocean View Grammer School students were doing in 1929? Read about it at http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2014/10/historic-wintersburg-photography.html

Help save rare American history!  Go to Historic Wintersburg's Indiegogo page for VIDEOS and information about the plan: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-historic-wintersburg

Help save rare American history! Go to Historic Wintersburg's Indiegogo page for VIDEOS and information about the plan: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-historic-wintersburg

How would the preservation and adaptive reuse plan for Historic Wintersburg affect Huntington Beach's Oak View neighborhood? It would be transformative! More at http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-history-of-wintersburg-village.html

How would the preservation and adaptive reuse plan for Historic Wintersburg affect Huntington Beach's Oak View neighborhood? It would be transformative! More at http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-history-of-wintersburg-village.html

Historic Wintersburg was named one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation!  Read more about the announcement at http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2014/07/americas-11-most-endangered-2014.html

Historic Wintersburg was named one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation! Read more about the announcement at http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2014/07/americas-11-most-endangered-2014.html

An Arizona woman is moved to paint by the stories of Historic Wintersburg. Read more: http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2014-06-17T11:04:00-07:00&max-results=7

An Arizona woman is moved to paint by the stories of Historic Wintersburg. Read more: http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2014-06-17T11:04:00-07:00&max-results=7

The Huntington Beach pier before it was blown down in 1911.  Re-opening the pier in 1914 and how Wintersburg's Japanese American community played a role, http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2014/06/rebuilding-pier-in-1914.html

The Huntington Beach pier before it was blown down in 1911. Re-opening the pier in 1914 and how Wintersburg's Japanese American community played a role, http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2014/06/rebuilding-pier-in-1914.html

Our country's premier experts in America's cultural heritage named us one of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places!  Read more: http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2014/06/national-trust-announces-americas-11.html

Our country's premier experts in America's cultural heritage named us one of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places! Read more: http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2014/06/national-trust-announces-americas-11.html

Historic Wintersburg named one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places!  Read more: http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2014/06/national-trust-announces-americas-11.html

Historic Wintersburg named one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places! Read more: http://historicwintersburg.blogspot.com/2014/06/national-trust-announces-americas-11.html

Umbrella rentals near Huntington Beach pier, circa 1930s.  The Saltwater Plunge can be seen in the background.  Photo, City of Huntington Beach archives.

Umbrella rentals near Huntington Beach pier, circa The Saltwater Plunge can be seen in the background. Photo, City of Huntington Beach archives.

The Methodist tent city at Huntington Beach (then Pacific City), circa 1900.  The annual gathering was attended by hundreds, bringing visitors to the shore.  Huntington Beach and the Gospel Swamp area nearby attracted many tent revival groups.  Photo, City of Huntington Beach archives.

The Methodist tent city at Huntington Beach (then Pacific City), circa 1900. The annual gathering was attended by hundreds, bringing visitors to the shore. Huntington Beach and the Gospel Swamp area nearby attracted many tent revival groups. Photo, City of Huntington Beach archives.