Tag Archives: Ocean Avenue

April 15th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1965, the Orange County district attorney’s office charged Larry Doyle Lyons, 20, and John Warren Hilliard, 18, of conspiracy to prevent Alan M. Lennot, 17, from going to combat duty in Viet Nam. Lennot, a paratrooper stationed … Continue reading

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April 2nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1928, the 4:45 pm Pacific Electric trolley coming down Main Street  jumped the track instead of making the curve on to Ocean Avenue and tore through the cement platform at the Bayside Land Co.. This trolley was … Continue reading

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February 20th In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1924, The Santa Ana Register announced that work was to begin within two weeks to build a spur line for delivery of materials into the Los Angeles Gas and Electric property where the power plant was … Continue reading

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February 6th In Seal Beach History

On this date in 1937, the Seal Beach city council considered a number of matters in a long session, according to the Santa Ana Register. The first item considered was a petition with one hundred sixty-eight signers declaring an oil refinery … Continue reading

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East Side, Before and After

Aerial Seal Beach – 1936 and 1947 We’re doing things a little different in today’s aerial photos.  Instead of presenting just one aerial photo,  we’d like to highlight the contrast between two similar shots taken eleven years apart. This is … Continue reading

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That Colossal Wreck, Boundless and Bare

Los Angeles Gas and Electric Corp. Steam Plant – 1967 Today’s post is a companion piece to this earlier post featuring film footage of the steam plant being demolished in 1967.  Joyce Kucera, who provided the footage in the earlier … Continue reading

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Burgers at Night

Seal Beach Burgers – 1947 Here’s a new angle on the burger stand that once stood in front of the Bayside Land Company building at Main Street and Ocean Avenue.  Ocean Avenue runs behind the stand in the darkness.  This … Continue reading

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Look Down on Seal Beach

Aerial Seal Beach – 12/05/1921 click on the image for a larger view It’s less than three weeks from Christmas in 1921, and here’s a Santa Claus and reindeer view of what Seal Beach looked like 89 years ago. Be … Continue reading

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A Cafe, Two Pavilions and A Seal Who Wasn’t There

Fridays on The Pier – 1915 The Seal Beach pier has been a favorite subject for photographers throughout its 95 years of history.  Every Friday between now and the end of the Seal Beach Founders Celebration, we’ll be posting an … Continue reading

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Powerful Photos

Images of The Week Los Angeles Gas and Electric Corp. Steam Plant – 1925 to 1967 Miss me?  It’s been almost three weeks since the last post, and real life is still interfering with my weekly chores here.  With luck, … Continue reading

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