Lemon Grove 1911

What could be simpler? I think if you took this photo today you'd be standing where the Lemon is in the middle of Lemon Grove Avenue. The skyline to the north looks the same. I think the train station is the same also. (San Diego History Center photograph)

Thanks for the vintage photo of Lemon Grove.  That is the Sonka Brothers Store in the foreground, and the original train station.  As you know, in the wisdom of the City Fathers, they tore it down then later rebuilt it at a horrendous cost. Costa Bella below the horizon never changed too much, but of course the crest of East Ridge now bristles with luxury homes. I have a picture I took from the top of East Ridge about 1996, on a crystal clear Santa Ana day, looking toward San Miguel, Otay Mountain and south toward the Mexican border. Natural chemise and sage brush on the top of the ridge.  I treasure the picture, knowing it will never come again -- Sharon Cramer Sceper '68 

Encanto 1915

Spring Valley circa 1900

Douglas TBDs over Rose Canyon 1938

Lakeside 1900

Main Street in Ramona 1912

Highway 101 in Solana Beach 1928

The Alibi Club at Crystal Pier 1952

Early Automobile Club Maps of San Diego

Mission Cliff Gardens 1916

Alabama and El Cajon Blvd 1942

30th and University 1930

Braemar, Pacific Beach 1926

San Diego State 1968

5th & Market 1912

El Cajon Boulevard 1910

Hotel del Coronado 1935

Junipero Serra Museum Dedication 1929

Demolition of the Chollas Towers 1995

San Diego State, 1935

Three Views of Crown Point

Snow in San Diego, February 27, 2011

Two Views from Point Loma, 1932 and 2010

San Diego, 1876

Panorama Drive, 1947

Pacific Beach Chevron, 1946-2020

Crawford High School 1957-1961

Oscar's Drive-In, Pacific Beach circa 1955

Horton Plaza 1886

El Cajon 1895

Encanto circa 1955

47th & Federal, 1946

Del Mar Train Station, 1910

San Diego Mothball Fleet, 1950

Pacific Beach: 1925

Crystal Pier: 1946

Santa Fe Train Station: 1920

San Diego Streetcars: 1950


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