Once standing tall at the southwest corner of Broadway and Pine in DTLB, this particular Buffums' store was one of its most important because it launched the empire of westward-bound brothers Charles and Edwin Buffum.
This is the tale of the SeaPort Marina Hotel that was once at corner of Pacific Coast Highway and 2nd Street on the easternmost edge of Long Beach, right at the border of Seal Beach and Orange County.
Our ongoing series, Long Beach Lost, was launched to examine buildings, places, and things that have either been demolished, are set to be demolished, or are in motion to possibly be demolished—or were never even in existence.
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