Sugar Loaf Casino, Santa Catalina Island

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Sugar Loaf Casino #1, Santa Catalina Island, named for it's geographic location on Sugar Loaf Point, was built inside Sugar Loaf Rock, a natural rock promontory accessed historically by a set of wooden stairs. This first smaller casino (1918-1928), designed for William Wrigley, Jr., was too small to accommodate the island's growing visitation.


Its octagonal steel frame was removed in February 1928 to make way for the large Sugar Loaf Casino, which opened on May 29, 1929. The iconic Sugar Loaf rock was blasted away in March 1929 to improve the view of the magnificent new casino building. The second large Casino opened on May 29, 1929.