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The Casino

Opened in 1929, the Casino at Avalon became a key icon of Catalina. Mr. Wrigley had built a smaller version of the building, called Sugarloaf Casino, in the same spot eight years earlier to serve as an entertainment and gathering place for the Island’s visitors but soon realized that the building was too small to accommodate the growing visitation to the Island.¹ Many of the pictures of the Casino above were taken by E.R. Pollok in 1940.

Casino in 1937

Some Promo Post Cards from 1939

Original Sugarloaf Casino and Construction of the New Casino

These two images from eCatalina's virtual museum on the Casino

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