History of 210 Marine Ave.

1927

Lot purchased by Angus Richardson of Hollywood, CA. Moved family to Island and built the YACHT CLUB GARAGE, for boat repair and car & boat storage. From 1927-1931, this building was also the temporary location of NBFD Station #4 and housed the first fire engine on Balboa Island. From 1934-1968, Angus leased Irvine Co. property on Bayside Drive and ran Richardson’s Yacht Anchorage. It is the current location of the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club.

 

1942

Al Paine’s BAY DISTRICT HARDWARE

 

1950
Harold Caldwell’s ROD & REEL SHOP & ISLAND HARDWARE Later known as: Hildreth’s ISLAND HARDWARE

 

1970
Helen & Bert Holland’s ISLAND HARDWARE Helen’s daughter and son-in-law, Kathy & Jim Roberts, moved to Newport Beach to help run the store, selling hardware, but also numerous beach chairs, towels, rafts, etc. In 1979, the Roberts opened The Original Balboa Beach Company at the Balboa Fun Zone, and also sold their logo merchandise at Island Hardware.

 


1984
The Roberts purchased the Newport Surf & Sport business (210D), took over the lease and converted the entire building to THE ORIGINAL BALBOA BEACH COMPANY.

 


1998
Valinda Martin’s ART FOR THE SOUL

 

2018
Grand Opening: BALBOA ISLAND MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY, NEWPORT BEACH

PLAN YOUR VISIT

The New Balboa Island Museum pays homage to the island so many of us know, love and call home – and a place that continues to capture the imaginations and hearts of visitors the world over.

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 10am to 5pm, Friday – Sunday 10am to 6pm

Admission: Free general admission on all days. We gladly accept cash donations!

Ask about our Kids Scavenger Hunt!

Parking: Two hour parking is available on Marine Ave. You can park in the surrounding neighborhood for the extended day.