The Psychic Temple, also known as the American Hotel, the second oldest commercial building in Long Beach, and holds a rich and mysterious history. Previously abandoned and then owned by the City of Long Beach, the hotel was sold to Temple Creative Realty, LLC. for $1 on the conditions it be seismically reinforced and made once-again habitable. Beginning in 2010, JR van Dijs, Inc. worked with the new property owners to apply for and receive grants to complete facade restoration work, and to begin preparation for a full-service adaptive reuse project. Work on the building began in 2012 and included a complete seismic retrofit, removal of later building alterations, restoration of the building’s original wood windows,, facade elements, and sidewalk, and a full frame buildout of interior office space on three stories and in the building’s basement. The completion of the Core & Shell of this significant building has allowed for progressive tenant improvements and interior design which are sure to create a game-changing creative office space in Downtown Long Beach.
-Built in 1905
-Romanesque Revival Style
-Unreinforced Masonry Construction
-Locally-Designated Historic Landmark
-Prior Uses: Religious Use (Named: The Psychic Temple of the Holy Kiss), Mixed-Use with Retail and Hotel/Motel (Named: The American Hotel)