Wednesday, July 23, 2014

9th of 12 Transforming Davis Color Photos: Russell At S. Campus Way Circa ‘60 (164)

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
In his fifth and sixth “time lapse” pairs of snapshots, Brinley shifts his attention from the downtown to the vicinity of Russell Boulevard and Anderson Road.The first of these two pairs was taken standing on the south shoulder of Russell Boulevard more-or-less across from Oeste Drive (graphic 1).

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.
2. Circa '60, Circa '70 & 2014

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: