Eli Hedley's Home

Park
1799 W Paseo Del Mar
San Pedro, California, United States
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distances are as the crow flies.
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5.2 km
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8.1 km
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View toward Eli Hedley's Home in San Pedro
July 2006, photo by Humuhumu
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Humuhumu’s description:
At White Point, in Royal Palms beach in San Pedro, Eli Hedley made his home with his wife and four daughters. Literally made it -- mostly out of driftwood. Hedley was largely responsible for creating the "beachcomber look," by collecting items from the beach and reusing them has home items and decor. Hedley became a major name in the Hollywood set for decorating, and was responsible for the decor in bars, restaurants, hotels and apartment buildings in the 1940s through the 1970s. He built his home on land leased from the military (the military had control over this land since World War II, as White Point juts out into the Pacific). The land today is a public park, and a plaque can be seen giving the history of the spot, including the Hedley residence. The home is now gone, but the foundation remains.
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July 1, 2010, 11:29 AM
I remember going down to this location during a Junior Highschool field trip when we were studying local history and points of interest. Until surfing this site, I completly forgot about this loction. I will be swinging by as soon as my next days off to review the plaque. Thanks Humuhumu!
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