Spearheaded by the Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) and the Peninsula Friends of the Library (PFL) in conjunction with our Peninsula cities and organizations, DOP 2023 commemorates the 100th birthday of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. On June 17th, 1923 a real estate rally was held on the grounds of the Malaga Cove School (now the PVPUSD Administration Building) to entice people to purchase property here. The rally drew over 32,000 people from all over the southland and is basically what launched the modern development of the Peninsula. On June 17th, 2023, exactly 100 years to the day, we celebrate with a Peninsula-wide open house with over 50 sites for the public to learn about.
The original layout of the Peninsula was by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and we celebrate his vision for Palos Verdes and the community that it has become.