In the early 20 century a two-block area of Pacific oceanfront in Santa Monica, stretching from the western end of Pico Boulevard to Bicknell Street, became a popular gathering place for African Americans.
I have concentrated on the American clock companies for my collection, so there is much for me to learn about clocks from outside the US.
No longer a segregated space today, the Inkwell beach site includes the art installation and Crescent Bay Park.
While the Inkwell beach site is itself largely gone (a monument marking the site was installed in 2008), the story of the site and the people who used it remains.
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