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DID YOU KNOW…

Most of the materials used to build the memorial were gathered right here on Catalina Island?

By  Sarah Perez


The Wrigley Memorial is 232 feet wide, 180 feet deep and 130 feet high. The majestic tower stands 80 feet tall. Most of the materials used to build this impressive structure were found right here on Catalina Island. The principle building material was aggregate rock, which was quarried and crushed at Pebbly Beach Quarry. The rock was bonded with white cement and then sandblasted to reveal the accents and rich colors of the rocks. Blue flagstones from Little Harbor can be found on the ramp-ways and stairs leading up to the memorial. The Catalina Pottery plant that once operated out of Pebbly Beach made all the red roof tiles as well as the colorful decorative tiles found throughout the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden.






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THE ISLAND NATURALIST
Issue #32 / All About Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

IN THIS ISSUE...


Preserving a Legacy
Today’s Botanic Garden
Fact or Fiction: Wrigley’s Body Moved -- Why?
Did You Know …  Isle Material Built Memorial 





Catalina Island Conservancy file photo

This impressive tower stands 80 feet tall and is made almost exclusively from local Island materials.



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