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Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, 1966 [May. 13th, 2009|08:19 pm]
The American Caliban
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I was a toddler, and my family had just moved into this neighborhood. I don't think anything remains that you can see in this picture.

The Mesa Theatre is visible on the right at 19th street there.


[User Picture]From: ashleyisdumb
2009-05-14 05:53 am (UTC)
Okay so that, plus the Orange County Archives photostream just made my day.
Thank you so much for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: snuh
2009-05-14 07:06 am (UTC)
I love pics from the recent past. Man, how much life has changed since then.
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From: threepunchstuff
2009-05-14 08:08 pm (UTC)
Holy shit. My forefathers hung from the those awnings.
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[User Picture]From: kasheri
2009-05-14 09:25 pm (UTC)
I miss the Mesa. I remember riding my bike to see matinee movies there. We took the residential streets and avoided Newport Blvd. It always seemed big and dangerous.

Any one of those cars could have belonged to my folks. They moved to Newport in the '40s and lived just a stone's throw from this photo location.
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[User Picture]From: brianenigma
2009-05-15 12:05 am (UTC)
That's pretty cool. I'm still trying to figure out what's going on with the street and right-of-way and my memory of the area. Is that a one-way Newport on the right (with maybe the other direction on the far-far-right?) and the little strip from the Rock-n-Java to the sex shop on the left?
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-05-15 12:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's shot basically standing near Ruba facing south. You can see the Mesa in the distance. It's a two-way Newport but you can't see the other way except in the extreme right because of the way it was shot.
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[User Picture]From: klikitak
2009-05-15 03:00 am (UTC)
Love seeing old CM pics!
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