950 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

The Redwood Pergola

Known As: The Pergola
Architect: Unknown
Built: 1912
Designated: Unknown

The Redwood Pergola is located between Washington Boulevard and Idaho Avenue on Ocean Avenue. It was built in 1912 and is an outstanding example of a Craftsman-style Pergola. By the early 1980s, after nearly three-quarters of a century in the park, the base of the wooden pergola, which was set in soil, showed signs of deterioration and rot. During the early part of 1984 the entire structure was dismantled, slat by slat, timber by timber, and reassembled on a concrete base. The integrity of the Pergola is intact. The pergola not only serves to beautify the park, but frames the views from this scenic vantage point. The Redwood Pergola is an individually significant structure and is also a contributing structure within Palisades Park.