Thursday, January 12, 2012

Historic Resources Commission To Hold Hearing on University Avenue Historic Home (34)


Monday, January 23rd, the Historical Resources Management Commission will be asked to approve a substantial expansion of the historic home at 339 University Avenue. The details are given in the public notice reproduced here.

This house is of some interest because it was, for many years, the home of the historic resources manager for the City of Davis. This person was key in the functioning of the Historic Resources Management Commission.

Mirrors within mirrors, perhaps.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Slideshow on “Tiny Davis, CA: Small Size & Slow Growth From Founding to WWII” (33)


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A slideshow version of a 37 page booklet by me titled “Tiny Davis, CA” is available in the right-hand sidebar of this blog.*

In that slideshow/booklet, I document how very small Davis was from its founding to after World War II.

Three forms of evidence are reviewed:  1) the number of people, 2) the number of buildings and 3) how the village looked from the air in 1924, 1936, and 1939.