Photograph of a prospectus promoting Manhattan Beach, 1920. In the center at bottom is a drawing of a map of the area around Manhattan beach. The map is taken from a page of the Los Angeles Times and is accompanied by part of a story talking about Los Angeles's growing population. There is a lot of text on the page, and it is divided into three columns: one at left, one above the map, and one at right. The column at left reads as follows: "Free Auto Tours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10:30 A.M. to Manhattan Beach Luncheon served free. Buy Now fine view, electric car service, city water, good school, churches, etc. The Finest Residence Ocean Beach in Southern California. Don't you want to make some money? Then buy Ocean Beach lots for $250 and up. You may build when you make your first payment. A part of this property was put on the market some years ago, some of which has been built up with good substantial homes and every season sees a marked advance as it is coming more and more in favor as a beach for homes. Experience has taught us that beach property is a good investment, and this part of Manhattan Beach has increased over 30% each season and we look for a greater advance in the future. Main boulevard connecting all of the beaches passes through the heart of Manhattan. Buy now while they are at bargain prices. Tract 4103, Recorded in Book 46 Page 8 of Maps, Records of Los Angeles County".; The middle column reads as follows: "Main scenic coast boulevard runs through Peck's Manhattan Beach. Finest fishing on the Pacific Coast. Coming seaside resort of Los Angeles County. On the Ocean Front, is fourteen miles from Los Angeles city limits. Excellent electric car service and Santa Fe Railroad passes through the property. Buy lots now. You can build after making first payment. The natural conditions surrounding Manhattan Beach are not surpassed in Southern California, as the Beach curves in a circular form and has a gradual rise from the ocean back to 100 to 175 feet elevation, which makes it an absolutely safe beach. The Standard Oil Co. is spending $30,000,000 adjoining this tract. Fine fishing on Municipal Pleasure Pier costing $75,000. Pleasure Pavilion, Water Gas, Electric Lights, Cement Walks, Paved Streets and a wide sandy beach that cannot be equaled for bathing. It is a charming home spot on the Ocean Beach. Buy now for summer home. This new tract offers a wonderful opportunity for you to own a lot right on the beautiful Pacific, at a very low price and easy terms. Let us show you. Free autos leave our office Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 A.M". At the bottom of the page in the middle are the words "Geo. H. Peck Co. 508 Hollingsworth Building Sixth and Hill Streets".; The third column at right reads as follows: "Ocean view lots within 900 feet of the Ocean. $250 Lots nearer the Ocean improved with pavement, sidewalk and curbs. $500 & $700 Terms $50 Down and $10 Mo. Ocean Front between El Segundo and Hermosa. Coming Seaside Resort. Manhattan Beach is recognized as one of the finest fishing points on the Pacific Coast. New Tract Just Offered For Sale. Get in on the ground floor. Why don't you buy a block of lots? It will be a fine investment. Will make fine homes by the seashore. Easy terms. Wholesale Prices on Block. $75,000 Pleasure Pier $30,000 Pleasure Pavilion City Water, Gas, Electricity, Cement Sidewalks Paved Streets Electric Car Service, Fine Fishing and Boating. The Best Bargains in Beach Property ever offered in Southern California. Buy now and you will get large returns on your money. Own a summer home at the ocean shore. Buy now Free autos leave our office, 619 W. Sixth Street near Grand Avenue on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10:30 A.M. Geo. H. Peck Co. Excursion office at 619 West Sixth Street".