On this date in 1950, Duff Lumber Company advertised in the Long Beach Independent.
Known to locals simply as the lumberyard, Duff (under one name or another) was the go-to spot for construction materials in town into the seventies. It took up a good part of the lot now occupied by the entire Bay City Center on Pacific Coast Highway.
Here’s an aerial view of Seal Beach taken two years after this ad. There are plenty of long gone landmarks in the landscape, but we’re going to focus on the lumberyard just off the Pacific Coast Highway as it curves in a few blocks from Main Street.
– Michael Dobkins
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