Long Beach Boulevard

Long Beach Boulevard

Long Beach, CA

http://www.longbeachrda.org/

This area of the city is a long-famous road. In the 1970s, Long Beach Boulevard was lined with gay, lesbian, and transvestite bars. Sailors from the local Long Beach Naval Shipyard and Naval Station would enjoy the entire bar activity. "Closeted" sailors had to be careful of military police "Witch Hunts," where Shore Patrol would venture into the bars and pull sailors from the bar and into paddy wagons. This area was also where the famous, presidential Bush family moved to Texas from. The award will be used to update the HVAC and air handling systems.