May 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1939, Andy’s Fish Pond ran the following ad in the Santa Ana Register.

May_20_1939_Andy__039_s_Fish_Pond_adWe know some of our readers have firsthand memories of Anaheim Landing before the Navy took over in 1944. Can any of them pinpoint which building in this 1939 aerial photograph was 2000 Coast Highway? (Click on any of these images for a larger view.)

1939 Seal Beach

1939 Seal Beach

Here’s a closer view of Anaheim Landing.

1939 Anaheim Landing Close Up

1939 Anaheim Landing Close Up

Our guess is that Andy’s Fish Pond was in one of these two buildings.

1939-Anaheim Bay-Aerial close up circle– Michael Dobkins

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2 Responses to May 20th in Seal Beach History

  1. Lynne Pranter Phipps says:

    I think it was attached to Sam’s Sea Food Restaurant. I remember there was a fish market etc. there. Lynne Prnater Phipps


    • Michael Dobkins says:

      Sam’s Seafood’s address was and still is 2501 Coast Highway, so Andy’s was a few blocks west and on the other side of the highway.


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