San Pedro - A Whale of a Town


American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial

Angel's Gate Lighthouse

Angel's Gate Recreation Center

The Arcade Building

Assistance League of San Pedro Post Office

Averill Park

Banning Residence Museum

(Old) Beacon Street Fountain

Bogdanovich Park

Cabrillo Beach

Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse

Cabrillo Marina

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Danish Castle

Dodson House

Drum Barracks Civil War Museum

Fireboat #2

Fishing Industry Memorial

Fishermen's Wharf

Fort MacArthur

Fort MacArthur Military Museum

Friendship Park

Harbor View House

Harbor View Cemetery

Korean Bell

Maritime Museum

Marine Mammal Care Center

Muller House Museum

Old St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Old San Pedro

Peck House

Point Fermin Lighthouse

Point Fermin Park

Point Vicente Interpretive Center

Point Vicente Lighthouse

Ports O' Call Village

Post Office

Royal Palms State Beach

SS Lane Victory

South Coast Botanic Garden


The Trolley

22nd Street Landing

U.S.S. Los Angeles Naval Memorial

Vincent Thomas Bridge

Warner Grand Theatre

Wayfarers Chapel

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Wayfarers Chapel Wayfarer's Chapel

Located on a knoll overlooking the ocean at Portuguese Bend, the "Glass Church" was designed by Lloyd Wright, architect and son of Frank Lloyd Wright. Built as a national a memorial to 18th-century scientist, philosopher and religious reformer Emanuel Swedenborg, it was designed to serve as a chapel for meditation and prayer for wayfarers. The edifice, constructed of redwood, glass and local stone, was built in 1949-51. The consistent use of the triangle throughout the chapel; building and grounds is intended to be symbolic of spiritual values. The huge, circular glass panes also convey spiritual concepts.

A Visitors' Center connected to the Chapel by a colonnade houses a large Bible diorama designed by Lloyd Wright, exhibits of Swedenborg's contributions to religious thought, and a library of Swedenborgian literature. Gardens tastefully landscaped with flowering shrubs and evergreen trees enhance the magnificence of the setting. Planting in the cloistered garden is representative of many plants and shrubs from the Holy Land. The chapel and gardens are open daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, but it is suggested that you call before visiting, as it is a popular site for weddings. Visitor's Center is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is free.

Wayfarers Chapel
5755 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 377-1650

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