Sunday, July 20, 2014

7th of 12 Transforming Davis Color Photos: 3rd Street 600s Circa ‘60 (162)

Seventh 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. 3rd Street 600s Circa '60
Snapshots numbers 7 and 8 forming the fourth pair in the six pairs of Brinley’s “time lapse” snaps continue his documentation of deep and thorough change in four downtown blocks and two Russell Blvd. locales.

In this pair, we view the 600s block of 3rd Street circa ’60 (snapshot 7) and circa ’70 (snapshot 8).
2. Circa '60, Circa '70, 2014

In the circa ’60 shot reproduced here, we see the recently constructed Wells Fargo Bank building on the far left (graphics 1 and 3).

In the middle, freshly excavated dirt marks the site of the future Union of Bank of California building.   

On the right, two soon-to-be demolished wooden buildings are shown (graphics 1 and 4).

Continuing to report on the theme of 50s-70s exhilarating “creative destruction,” it is interesting to read the captions of Davis Enterprise photos showing demolitions of the 3rd Street buildings visible on the right in Brinley’s snapshot (graphics 5 and 6).

3. Left Detail

4. Right Detail