Monday, November 30, 2015

Looking West Over Far West Davis c. 1980 (246)

In reviewing portions of the Al Smith Collection recently, I came onto an eight by ten inch color photograph that looks west over far west Davis in about 1980.*  

I was struck by it and I thought Davis history buffs might like to see it. The Westwood subdivision is in the foreground. Village Homes is in the mid-distance. Smith’s Stonegate is beyond it.

The image provides reasonable detail on the Village Homes and Stonegate subdivisions and I have thought it worthwhile to enlarge and reproduce the sections containing those two areas.  After the jump, there are three enlargement images showing Village Homes and four showing Stonegate.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

“Historic” 238 G Street: From Sunny Retail to Dark Cave (245)

The building constructed at the southeast corner of Third and G streets in 1936 has an especially interesting history regarding the contrasting ways it has appeared and has been used over the decades. In the following twelve images and captions, I try to exhibit some of those contrasts. 

1. 238 G Street, 1936

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The 2015 Survey of Davis “Historic Resources” Is Now Public (244)

Without fanfare, the 2,166 page “update” of a survey of Davis’ “historic resources” was recently posted on the City’s website.

It can be viewed by clicking just below or by clicking on the first item in the right-hand sidebar.

The report is in eight parts, which the City depicts in list form on its website (#1) and I portray in text-icon form here (#2).