Pacific Ocean Park Original Painted Sign
Opening in the summer of 1958, Pacific Ocean Park was a joint venture funded by CBS and Santa Anita Park to compete with Disneyland. Built on a pier over the ocean at Santa Monica, “P.O.P.” became an instant hit with locals, and attendance sometimes surpassed that of its' rival park. The park featured such nautical themed attractions as Davy Jones Locker, the Sea Serpent Roller Coaster, the Diving Bells, and King Neptunes Courtyard. Unfortunately, the park was short lived, closing in 1967. The pier was demolished in 1975.
Our hand painted fish is an original sign from inside the iconic park. The sign is made of painted steel, and hollow inside for a lighter weight. It attaches to a wall from the pole in the front, and has a stabilizing bracket on the top side to attach a cable. The old paint is wonderful and shows the perfect amount of fading. The signs points to a “Return to: Sea Circus, Enchanted Forest, and Neptunes Kingdom.”
This long lost landmark park holds mythical status to Los Angeles natives, and this wonderful sign is a terrific reminder of a simpler time in Southern California.
Dimensions: 74″ X 39″ X 3″