In April 2001, the City of Redondo Beach unveiled its latest public artwork. The Veterans Park Bandshell is now painted on the north, west, and south sides with a mural tribute to Redondo life in the early 1900s. [Click photos on this page for larger images.]
Created by Los Angeles artist Ray Constantine, the panoramic three-sided Bandshell Mural includes the magnificent old Hotel Redondo, a beach scene with bathing beauties, a Pacific Electric red car, various ladies and gentlemen out for an afternoon stroll, and the old downtown.
Mr. Constantine extensively researched Redondo Beach history and architecture. He also poured over old photographs of residents, visitors, musicians, beachgoers, etc. As a result, the mural truly captures the particular look and feel of the City at the turn of the last century.
Veterans Park is located at the west end of Torrance Boulevard, west of Catalina Avenue, and just south of the Municipal Pier.
In the mid-1990s, the City of Redondo Beach unveiled a historical mural in the Pier Parking Structure. This mural recreates a photograph taken in the early 1900s and illustrating the intersection of Diamond Street and Pacific Avenue (no longer existing). The mural's location, under the Pier Police Substation on the south side of the Parking Structure, is the approximate location where the photographer took the original image.
The "Whaling Wall" on the AES Power Generating Plant, Harbor Drive between Herondo Avenue and Beryl Street.
In the lobby of the Redondo Beach Post Office, Catalina Avenue just west of Pacific Coast Highway, is a 5-panel painted mural of early Redondo Beach.
Check back here for a listing and photos of additional murals, including the 529 South Catalina "Redondo Market Mural" created by artist Tom Landers.