Frank McAllister strikes a pose at the Pacific Beach Service Station, at the northwest corner of Garnet and Cass, around 1925. The site of today's Chase Bank, the corner was a choice spot in the 1920s, as the only way to motor to Los Angeles was on Highway 1, which traveled west on Garnet then north on Cass to La Jolla and on up the coast. Compare the Pacific Beach sign to the Broadway sign on the streetcar link below. The gas station is long gone, but the home at the left is the very popular Cafe 976 at -- are you ready? -- 976 Felspar.

Myself and my collector friends would kill for those gas pumps. We restore those old suckers. The one's with the glass cylinders on top are known as "visibles” -- Dave Folck '67



Crystal Pier: 1946

Santa Fe Train Station: 1920

San Diego Streetcars: 1950


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