Annenberg Beach House Pool Restoration

Annenberg Beach House Pool Restoration
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County,
California, USA

The Annenberg Center is the fomer beach and party hub of Marion Davies, mistress of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. In the 30s and 40s it was a heavily patronized social center for the royalty of Hollywood. After a period of decline it was purchased by the City of Santa Monica and converted to a community center. The guesthouse and pool, designed by Julia Morgan, were the only remaining sgnificant portions of the original compound to remain. Restoration of these artifacts included disassembly of the marble components for the pool surround, restoration using epoxy mortars, and reinstallatin and treatment to render the natural stone surfaces compatible with the presence of so much moisture.

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