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Point Fermin

State: CA
Year established: 1874
Latitude: 33 deg 42 min 19 sec N
Longitude: 118 deg 17 min 34 sec W
Height above sea level: 100 feet

Original construction:
30-foot tall square Victorian redwood tower atop dwelling

1898: installed petroleum vapor incandescent lamp

1942: deactivated and replaced by a light on a pole; site is currently a Los Angeles City park

restored by Sons and Daughters of the Golden West In 1974

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