Venice Canal Historic District
Back in 1905 developer and conservationist Abbot Kinney made a plan to create man-made canals throughout Venice Beach , CA. The “Venice of America” plan was to mirror the look and feel of the famous canals in Italy. They originally covered all areas between Abbot Kinney, Venice Blvd and Pacific. Once the automobile industry became popular, the canals were eventually replaced with streets and sidewalks.
The remaining areas of this historic district underwent a multimillion dollar renovation in 1992 and is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Venice Canal District has since become an exclusive upper class neighborhood featuring beautiful homes, old and modern. Residents have access to the canals and sometimes engage in Canoe races.