Tag Archives: Ocean Avenue

August 22nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1926, the 7:15 p.m. Pacific Electric red car west bound on the Seal Beach to Long Beach line made an unexpected detour at First Street and Ocean Avenue.  Normally, the red car would continue across the … Continue reading

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June 27th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1956, the Long Beach Independent ran a story under the headline of “Burger Derby Entry Poop-out.” Fifteen year old Glenn Tuttle had attempted to eat twenty hamburgers at one sitting in front of the Seafarers Restaurant … Continue reading

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June 12th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1966, the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram ran this classified ad for Audrey’s Antiques.  Most people remember Aubrey’s Antiques at 132 Main Street (with the waist-high “Audrey’s Antiques” sign inviting pedestrians to step inside and browse), where … Continue reading

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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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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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