Archive for the ‘Historical’ Category

Cottage #11 – Gabriel Cottage on the North Beach

Jan 17, 2018

On October 9, 1926, a local segment of Coast Highway connecting Corona del Mar to Laguna Beach was dedicated by Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. The new 9.8-mile stretch of highway brought increased public attention and access to the previously isolated Crystal Cove, and by 1928 at least ten permanent structures were established there.  Among […]

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Crystal Cove Conservancy Turning the Page

Jan 17, 2018

Join us for a unique program featuring “Crystal Cove Cottages: Islands in Time on the California Coast” 2nd Edition book signing with co-author Laura Davick, Founder and Vice President of The Conservancy on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (two presentation times are available).  Learn about the rich history of Crystal Cove […]

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A Taste of Holiday History

Dec 14, 2017

  Sip and Savor the Season with these favorite holiday recipes from past coveite potlucks! Dining together was a tradition happily celebrated by many of Crystal Cove’s past residents. Community potlucks brought together Covites, family and friends for fun gatherings that married good food with a convivial spirit. This holiday season, step back in time […]

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Crystal Cove’s Holiday Magic

Dec 14, 2017

  From now until the end of the year, as you step into the Crystal Cove Historic District you will be transported to Christmas paradise. Thousands of vintage lights shimmer on cottage rooftops. Giant candy canes, holiday wreaths, mistletoe, and fanciful snowmen are scattered throughout the Park. As you approach the beach, you see the […]

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Crystal Cove – A Special Place to Us All!

Dec 14, 2017

  As 2017 comes to a close, we hope that you find your way down to Crystal Cove. Spend a quiet morning traversing the many trails of the backcountry, or take the afternoon to walk the beach with your family or friends. Introduce your out-of-town guests to the Historic District, smiling as they marvel at […]

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Cottage 14 – South Beach Suite

Oct 18, 2017

  Named for its location right on the beach, Cottage #14, “South Beach Suite” was originally built in 1931 by a woman named Edith Henning. The second permanent cottage constructed on Crystal Cove’s South Beach, Cottage #14 offers spectacular ocean access and views, as well as iconic Cove history. “Miss Henning,” as she was known […]

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Cottage #27 – The Dive Shack

Sep 15, 2017

A partnership is at the heart of the founding story of Cottage #27, now called The Dive Shack. Four women — Elsie Bantley, Margaret Orndorf, Ruth Hepner and Dorothy Sproul, all co-workers at Azusa Valley Savings Bank — pooled their money to build the cottage in the early 1930s. The original name for their cottage […]

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Founder’s Historic District Tour

Sep 15, 2017

The trip back in time begins at noon, but when it concludes two hours later, guests have learned about more than Crystal Cove’s past in the monthly Founder’s Historic District Tour — they’ve also learned about Crystal Cove’s present and future. Crystal Cove Conservancy founder Laura Davick first started offering an informal tour of the […]

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From Supporting Role to Star: Cottage #13 – The Beaches Film & Media Center

Aug 16, 2017

  The story of Cottage #13 has unfolded like a classic old-fashioned movie, where a character rises from humble beginnings to become a star. Now one of the most photographed and painted cottages at Crystal Cove, and the setting for the 1988 Hollywood film “Beaches,” Cottage #13 was originally a modest screened-in cooking space for […]

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