East San Diego • May 1975 • photos by John Suitts

Looking east at College and El Cajon
Notice the Campus Drive-In in the background)

I grew up on 60th street, one block west of College. I used to get my mom flowers for Mother's Day at the College Florist. Went to College Hardware with my dad when he bought stuff for the house or some other project. I remember going to the Campus Drive-In quite a bit when I was a kid. Saw the original Planet of the Apes with Charlton Heston. What caught my eye in the photo was all the wires on the telephone poles. Don't see that very much anymore -- George Glover '73

Blumer's Bakery • 52nd and El Cajon

What a wonderful place that was. Right next to the A&P market just west of 54th on El Cajon Blvd. The New York style cheesecake was awesome. The fresh bread was outstanding. I remember they had one of those old bread slicers. They'd put a loaf of bread in it and let'er rip. Every once in a while my parents would bring home fresh knishes that were outstanding. The place always smelled wonderful when you walked in -- George Glover '73

McDonald's • 53rd and El Cajon

Across the street from Blumer's, if I recall correctly

Der Wienerschnitzel • Chamoune and El Cajon
Notice the "old" Hoover High in the background)

My father and I would go there every once in a while. There was a lawn mower repair shop right next door to the east. We'd drop off the lawn mower for maintenance and go next door to DW when we'd drop off and pick up the mower. We'd get some "mess dogs" and the polish sausage sandwich. My dad really liked that sandwich. I take my daughter there now and I told here the story about me and my dad. She loves to go there. It's a trip just for her and I -- George Glover '73

Julio's Mexican Restaurant • 45th and University

I can't say enough about this place. It was my favorite Mexican food place on the planet bar none. I ate food prepared by Julio since I was a little kid. Do you remember Pat Brillo's at Fairmount and University? Julio was the cook there, then he decided to open his own place. It was outstanding. I knew them so well that every time I went in, they would give me an order of guacamole with my tortilla chips as soon as I sat down. What a great place!!! My mother loved it so much. In her honor, we ate there immediately after her funeral and everyone raised a glass and toasted her. I was so sorry to see it close. I have never found any other place to equal it -- George Glover ’73

Julio’s was my favorite Mexican restaurant too! They opened a place called Casa Adams on Adams Avenue and they use all the same recipes -- Eileen Schwartz Kolkey ’65

Three Destroyers at Broadway Pier 1952

Admirals' Barges 1956

"East San Diego" Sign 1967

Fiesta del Pacifica 1957

San Diego State circa 1955

Horton Plaza at Christmas 1955

Mission Valley 1953

Serra Museum 1951

Needle's Eye, Sunset Cliffs, 1953

Old Town 1874

Stratford Inn, Del Mar, 1917

La Jolla Quadrangle Map, 1903

The Mission Beach "Special" Streetcar, 1924

Dolphin Hotel, Oceanside, 1952

Sweetwater Dam Burst, 1916

Coronado Tent City 1904

Pacific Beach 1960

La Mesa 1912

Lemon Grove 1911

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

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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