A Historic Landmark Property  
455 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802  
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Originally conceived in 1922 as the most luxurious co-operative apartment building in Long Beach, it was rival to the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles and the Huntington and Maryland Hotels in Pasadena. The construction of the Cooper Arms reflected the building boom after World War I and the discovery of oil in the region.

The Cooper Arms opened in March, 1924 as the city’s first residential high rise, catering to elegant resort living. The architects of the Cooper Arms were Alexander Curlett and Claude Beelman.