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Crystal Pier ~ October 2004

 


 

 

 
The Crystal Pier is located in Pacific Beach at
4500 Ocean Boulevard
San Diego CA 92109
(858) 483-6983







 


The Crystal Pier, today considered one of the top 10 piers in the United States, was first conceived by Earl Taylor, a realtor in the mid-1920s who was trying to make Pacific Beach a more attractive area for selling property. With the financial backing of Earnest Pickering, the construction got underway for the "Pickering Pleasure Pier" in 1925. Hopes were high, and the local news proudly proclaimed Pacific Beach "Home of the Million Dollar Pier." When Pickering left the project due to financial difficulties, Neal Nettleship gained ownership and renamed the pier "Crystal Pier."

Crystal Pier, der i dag regnes blandt USAs top ti moler, var et påfund af Earl Taylor, en ejendomsmægler midt i 1920erne, som var ude efter at forbedre ejendomsmarkedet i Pacific Beach. Med Earnest Pickering som financier, begyndte man at bygge "Pickerings Forlystelsesmole" i 1925. Der var store forhåbninger, og den lokale avis udnævnte stolt Pacific Beach til "Million-Dollar-Molens Hjemby." Da Pickering forlod projektet som følge af økonomiske problemer, overtog Neal Nettleship det, og omdøbte molen til "Crystal Pier" (Krystalmolen).

 

 

The tiny Cape Cod style cottages are individual suites of the Crystal Pier hotel, which is located on the pier itself.

De småbitte bungalows i Cape Cod stil er individuelle suiter i Crystal Pier Hotellet, som ligger på selve molen.

 

 

 

 

Each set of shutters has its own cut-out decoration.

Hvert sæt skodder har sin egen udskårne dekoration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal Pier is 872 feet long ~ Crystal Pier er 265 meter lang.

 

 

The pier was dedicated April 18, 1926, and the first weekend of July 1927, the "Crystal Pleasure Pier Ballroom and Joy Zone" was formally opened. The main attraction was the towered ballroom at the end of the pier, whose crystal ball, high up above the dance floor, gave the pier its name.

Molen blev indviet 18. april, 1926, og den første weekend i juli 1927 åbnede "Krystal Forlystelsesmole Balsal og Glædezone" officielt. Hovedattraktionen var en balsal med tårn over, der lå på enden af molen, og hvis krystalkugle, som hang højt oppe over dansegulvet, gav molen dens navn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The attractions were short lived. The pier was poorly built, and from opening day the pier always rocked and swayed ominously, making visitors seasick and at times terrified. The pier and ballroom were condemned soon after the opening. The U. S. National Bank foreclosed on the pier, remodeled it, and built the hotel. The pier was reopened April 19, 1936 as a hotel and fishing pier.

Forlystelserne varede ikke længe. Molen var dårligt bygget, og fra den dag, den åbnede, gyngede og svajede den skæbnesvangert, og gjorde besøgende søsyge, og til tider rædselsslagne. Molen og balsalen blev dømt til nedrivning kort efter åbningen. Den Amerikanske Nationalbank overtog molen, ombyggede den, og byggede hotellet. Molen genåbnedes den 19. april, 1936 som hotel- og fiskemole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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