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Old Posted Oct 1, 2011, 11:19 PM
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The building at 326 South Spring Street was the location of World Heavyweight Champion Jim Jeffries' Bar.



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below: Jim Jeffries' Gentlemen's Club at 326 Spring Street.


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above: The wooden bar was the longest in California at the time. The building was demolished in the early 1960s.
The bar was saved from the wrecking ball and now graces a resort somewhere in the Southwest.


below: Boxer James Jackson Jeffries.


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below: This barn located on Jim Jeffries' Burbank ranch became a boxing venue in the 1930s.
During the depression, another outbuilding was converted into a dormitory to feed and house homeless boys.


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Jim Jeffries' Barn hosted Thursday night boxing matches from 1931 to 1947, and wrestling matches from 1949 to 1953.
below: This view from 1954 shows the barn at Victory Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.



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below: In 1954 the barn was to be raised for this hotel/motel development.


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The Valley Hotel was never built, and Jim Jeffries' Barn was eventually moved to Knott's Berry Farm.
The site was a parking lot for years until a shopping plaza was built.



below: Jeffries' Barn at Knott's Berry Farm circa 1978.


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below: Jeffries' Barn at Knott's Berry Farm today. The barn's legacy is painted over.


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