I KNEW NANCY WATSON WINGO WOULD go nuts -- once she got oriented -- when she saw this 1945 Howard Rozelle aerial. It looks northwest across the intersection of 44th and University, not far from where she lived for a couple of years as a toddler. As she of the encyclopedic memory is wont to do, she started naming every business along the way, starting with the Crest Theater. That looks like Wilson Junior High at the top of the photo, Central Elementary at the left, and possibly Rosary High School somewhere at the upper, middle, right. I've included a page from the 1954 City Directory for your reference.

Here's another aerial Howard must have taken just before the photo above.  The intersection at the lower right is 43rd and University.  The building on the northwest corner is a Piggly Wiggly.

Who was Howard Rozelle?


Ensenada, Mexico, 1955

Sunset Cliffs 1946

La Jolla 1955

Tijuana, BC

VJ Day in San Diego

Bayview Terrace Housing

Belmont Park

Campanile and Montezuma

Esquire Motors

Midway Drive Farmer's Market

The Ocean Beach Bridge

University of San Diego

From La Jolla to Mexico

Pacific Beach

National City

Casa de Oro

Loma Portal

Highway 80 at Baltimore

San Diego Yacht Club


Frontier Housing

B Street Pier and Lane Field


North La Mesa

Paradise Hills

San Diego Bay to the desert

East San Diego to Point Loma

Lemon Grove

Ocean Beach Pier

Sorrento Valley

East Pacific Beach

Solar Aircraft

Montgomery Field

La Jolla

Balboa Stadium

Amaya Drive

San Diego DMV


More Rancho Drive-In Aerials

San Diego All City Catholic Boys Concert

Lomita Village

Naval Training Center

San Diego/National City

Pacific Beach

San Diego Rowing Club

East San Diego

University City and Clairemont

I-15 Completion

Street & Sons Auto Wrecking

D & H Auto Service

Mystery Aerial

Lake Murray

Rancho Drive-In

Mrs. Conkling's Delivery Truck

Balboa Park

Mission Valley Center

East San Diego (and a lot more)

Blessed Sacrament Church

Balboa Stadium

32nd Street Mothball Fleet

Mission Valley Center West

Ferry Landing

Lindbergh Field

Allied Gardens

32nd Street Quonset Huts

Wabash & Highway 94

Westgate Park

Highway 101 & 80

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