That Old Light (35 images)

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Point Fermin Light – the lighthouse next to Angel's Gate, the entrance to the Port of Los Angeles – high on the rocky cliffs – built in 1874 with lumber from California redwoods – designed by Paul J. Pelz, a civil engineer for the United States Lighthouse Board and from 1872 to 1877 its chief draftsman. He would go on to be the main architect of the Library of Congress in Washington, but he was really a lighthouse guy. The actual light here was extinguished in 1941...
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