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As the southernmost city in Los Angeles County, Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island, in the California Channel Islands. There are a lot of tourism-oriented businesses along the waterfront in the resort city. On the valley floor, the older areas of the town are characterized by small houses and buildings with two and three stories in various traditional styles of architecture.
William Wrigley Jr. gained control of Avalon in 1919. He oversaw much of Avalon’s development, including the construction of the Catalina Casino. Several developers attempted to develop Avalon into a destination community from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, but all failed before Wrigley went bankrupt.
At the 2010 census, there were 3,728 people living in the city. About one million people visit Avalon every year, and cruise ships visit it regularly. The Tongva inhabited the island prior to European colonization.
Avalon Bay is the focal point of the city’s activities, with the harbor and beaches denoting the town’s character. A breakwater and main dock for cross-channel passenger boats, Cabrillo Mole is located at the south end of the harbor. Crescent Street, which runs just behind the three main beaches of Avalon Bay, is home to many businesses dedicated to serving visitors. There are decorative pavers and fountains all along the walkway, as well as palm trees and a serpentine seawall. Philip K. Wrigley brought about many of these design features in 1934 when he redesigned Avalon. The green Pleasure Pier stretches out into the harbor. Catalina Casino occupies most of the north end of the harbor. As Avalon’s most distinctive landmark, the Casino was constructed in a style that is a cross between art deco and Mediterranean revival.
Located just north of the Santa Catalina Island Company’s Casino, Descanso Beach is a private beach, entertainment and meeting venue. Hamilton Cove condominiums, a gated community with mostly second homes, are in the far northern part of town. The Lovers Cove dive park is a marine preserve popular with snorkelers as well as glass-bottom boat tours. Avalon’s power comes from Pebbly Beach Generating Station, an industrial zone that is home to the Pebbly Beach Seaplane Base & Heliport and Pebbly Beach Generating Station.
There are fewer residential units on the beachfront of Avalon, where most of the housing is found in the flat lands further back in the canyon or on the hills on either side of the valley. In addition to City Hall, the fire station, Catalina Island Medical Center, and Avalon Schools, many important municipal amenities are in the canyon. A former summer cottage of William Wrigley Jr is now a hotel called Mount Ada. There are no bay views from the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens since they are at the farthest end of town. From 1927 through 1937, Catalina Island made famous pottery and tile that is prominently displayed in the Memorial
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