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Lafayette Condominiums, Long Beach, CA (apartments)
Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2004-08-22 12:21 pm   Permalink

Name:Lafayette Condominiums
Type:apartments
Street:140 Linden Avenue
City:Long Beach
State:CA
Zip:90802
country:USA
Phone:(562) 436-5391
Status:defunct

Description:
Apartment building built in the 20's. Tiki boom hits in 1958 -

"January 2, 1958
Hotel expands with three cocktail lounges and dining spots: Ivanhoe Room has medieval splendor of King Arthur's court with tunnels, torture chambers, fireplaces, shields and lances; steaks, seafood, cocktails and piano bar. Outrigger Room off Broadway entrance has South Seas tropical decor, exotic drinks, "polynesian" waitresses, Cantonese appetizers and dinners."


"The late 50s tiki scene was alive and well at the Lafayette's Outrigger Room. Here, waitress Malio serves up Zombies, Head Shrinkers and Passionate Virgins."

Converts to residential hotel in 1967.

More here:
http://www.thelafayettelb.org/history.html

Trader Woody



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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3094
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2004-08-22 9:19 pm   Permalink

What an interesting article, thank you Trader Woody. I will check out this place next time I go there. There is some grea old architecture all over Long Beach. To know the stories behind these old buildings is far more interesting.

 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3813
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2004-08-29 9:58 pm   Permalink

Good historical notation. I only hope that one of the unused banquet halls will be used to bring back the Outrigger Room.

"The late 50s tiki scene was alive and well at the Lafayette's Outrigger Room. Here, waitress Malio serves up Zombies, Head Shrinkers and Passionate Virgins."


 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-06-02 4:23 pm   Permalink

Very cool thread. This has always been one of my favorite matchbooks. Nice to find out a little more about the place. I checked Googlemaps, and the Lafayette is still there.



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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11126
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-06-02 4:52 pm   Permalink

Wonder if it had a Barney West Moai as decor....

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4265
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-06-27 12:04 pm   Permalink

I picked up a rare napkin from the Outrigger at the Lafayette Hotel and Lanais.



I seem to remember this scene from some another place??

DC



 
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A Frame
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Joined: Apr 16, 2009
Posts: 257
From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
Posted: 2012-06-27 4:59 pm   Permalink

Wonderful napkin DC!

 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-02-11 7:56 pm   Permalink

A nice drink menu from The Outrigger I found in my computer files. Must have clipped the images a few years back.







They covered the whole range of drinks.

DC


 
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