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Title Rapp Saloon Landmark Building and Pussycat Theatre
Date 1984/09/10
Description The Rapp Saloon, at 1438 Second Street. The structure was built by William Rapp the year Santa Monica was founded, 1875. This first masonry structure in the city, in Victorian Italianate style, is the oldest surviving brick building. For two years it served as Santa Monica City Hall. The building was declared City of Santa Monica Designated City Landmark #1, the year of the centennial. Next to the Rapp Saloon is the Santa Monica Pussycat. The theater was once called Hitching Post Theater. It became a Pussycat in late 1970, the thirteenth in the chain founded by film exhibitor Dan Sonney and filmmaker Dave Friedman.
Collection Outlook Collection
Catalog Number 1998.1.1263
Object Name Print, Photographic
Search Terms Architecture
Landmark site
Santa Monica
Second Street
Year Range from 1984
Year Range to 1984