SURF AND SAND MOTEL--LAGUNA BEACH, CA
Title of Installation:
Surf and Sand Motel (Advertising Installation)
Additional Materials Information:
A reported 6’ x 6’ tile installation on or near the exterior of the Surf & Sand Motel/Hotel
A tile installation advertising sign for the motel/hotel prior to the 1960s
6’ x 6’; manufactured by the Brayton Laguna Pottery, Laguna Beach, CA
1930s or 1940s
Year Installed, if different:
Does Installation Still Exist?
If Not, What Happened?
It was destroyed in the 1960s when the old motel was remodeled into the Surf & Sand Hotel Resort
City: Laguna Beach
Surf & Sand Motel/Hotel/Resort, 1555 South Coast Highway
GPS Coordinates: NA
Directions to Installation: NA
Additional Information (Websites, Citations, etc.):
See the “Brayton Laguna” chapter by Michael Padwee in California Tile: The Golden Era 1910-1940 Acme to Handcraft, Volume I, Joseph A. Taylor, ed., Schiffer Publishing Co., Atglen, PA, 2003, pp. 62+. There are no known photos of this installation.
Michael Padwee (tileback101"at"collector.org) in September 2010.
The Surf and Sand Motel has morphed into the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA (a Picture Post Card):