Wednesday, July 9, 2014

4th of 12 Transforming Davis Color Photos: 2nd Street 600s Circa ‘70 (159)

This is the fourth of twelve posts reporting recently discovered color photos of major Davis business locations taken in the “transforming” period of Davis history. The context of the photos is explained in DHT post number 155, “Twelve Color Photos of ‘50s-‘70s Transforming Davis: Series Introduction.”
1. 2nd Street 600s Looking West, Circa '70
Brinley’s second snapshot of the 2nd Street 600s looking west appears to have been taken about 1970.

2. Two '60s Views & Today

Most conspicuously, the Foster’s Freeze on the corner (image 6) has been replaced by a commercial building with an interesting scallop window pattern.

Perhaps as important, the overhead utility cables have been “undergrounded,” producing a cleaner and less cluttered vista.

The spread of color photography extended to postcards of community street scenes. One of the first of these for Davis is reproduced in image 7. To quote the observation in the caption, perhaps “some people viewed this north side of the 2nd Street 600s as very much what the new Davis was about.

3. Left Detail

4. Middle Detail
5. Right Detail