classic

Eli Hedley's Home

San Pedro, CA
Park
7
pictures
Articles in Critiki News
I want to go!
Plan your visit:
Save
Get there
Share
I have been!
Report back to Critiki:
Visited?
Rate
Comment
Add Pics

Critiki ratings

Eli Hedley's Home

8

Overall

by 1 person

1

10

Detail
Everyone You
Former Glory 8

Upcoming Visits

Regulars & Visitors

View all 13 Eli Hedley's Home regulars & visitors

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 itómostly out of driftwood. Hedley was largely responsible for creating the "beachcomber look," by collecting items from the beach and reusing them as 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.

Comments

PineappleWhip
PineappleWhip has visited Eli Hedley's Home.
January 16, 2021, 9:39 PM
We visited today. It is a beautiful location, and definitely worth a trip, even in the current covid environment.

Although not much remains, I think it is inspiring to see where the Hedley family once lived, especially, due to their contribution to the look and feel of Tiki Bars, and the cinematic decor in Hollywood films.

It was nice for us to sit and imagine what this must have been like in it's heyday.
Chippy
Chippy has visited Eli Hedley's Home.
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!

Articles in Critiki News

All 4 Critiki News articles
Upcoming Visits
Regulars & Visitors
  • Tiki Jones
  • Kelbos45
  • Humuhumu
  • Chippy
  • schonert3
  • kenbo-jitsu
  • Daggtiki
  • A'Pau-ling
  • PineappleWhip
  • nahenahe_tiki
  • Tiki_Palms
  • JDMagineer10
  • MeleIpo
View all 13 Eli Hedley's Home regulars & visitors