Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Santa Monica
SANTA MONICA, a city of California, in Los Angeles co. It is on the Pacific Ocean, and on the Pacific Electric railroad. Its fine bathing and boating facilities make it a popular summer resort. It has a large amusement pier and a concrete pier of over 1,600 feet long. Its notable institutions include a library, St. Catherine's Hospital, and the Santa Monica Military Academy. Several motion picture concerns have their studios here. Pop. (1910) 7,847; (1920) 15,252.