Ninth 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. Russell At S. Campus Way Circa '60|
On the extreme right, we can see the road curb bending toward the recently created street named South Campus Way.
We are looking east straight down Russell toward B Street in the far-distance.
Appreciating the degree to which this snapshot lacks familiar landmarks, I also provide a street map of the vicinity (graphic 3), and two aerial photos from the same ‘50s-‘70s period.
Graphic 4 shows the area circa 1950.
Graphic 5 is circa 1953 and includes (on the right) the four original Jake’s Addition “mansions,” the street tree canopy in front of which is clearly visible in Graphic 1.*
As is the case for all six of these snapshot pairs, their force and interest comes in their contrast with the time-lapse mate taken a few years later, to which we turn in the next post.
* Jake’s Addition is described here:
|4. Circa '50|
|5. Circa '53|