The Coastline Pilot recently published this: “The Tommy Bahama building at the corner of Laguna Avenue and Coast Highway” (“Business contributes to fireworks show,” April 30). This is the historic “Heisler Building” across the street from the Hotel Laguna where the Jolly Roger Restaurant was for many years. The building was shrouded in black recently until taken down revealing the restoration and a new paint job.
Heisler Building is listed in the Historic Resources Inventory which is on the City’s website, www.LagunaBeachCity.net, click “About the City” (while there, enjoy the Historical Image Gallery and its past and present Historical Image Map), the Heisler Building is in the SOUTH COAST HIGHWAY #l0 section at www.lagunabeachcity.net/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=2524
The Heisler Building at 400 S. Coast Hwy. was built in 1931.
“Known as the Heisler Building for its original owner H.G. Heisler, this Provincial Revival influenced building has graced this corner of Laguna since 1931. The building is distinguished by a box plan with mansard roof and steep-pitched gables with a modified turret on the corner. Faced in stucco. and lined with double-hung windows on the second floor, the building contributes greatly to the village quality of downtown Laguna.