Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Overhead View of Disneyland August 20, 1954

The land has started to be cleared and shaped into Disneyland. The caption for this photo reads: The white spots are the burning of the trees that had to be removed. With the removal of the trees, it is easier to spot the various houses that were on the property. I have circled the Dominquez house on the image. Some other interesting areas are the remaining trees for a windbreak that are still in existence between Main Street and Adventureland and another set of trees out in Tomorrowland area.

Here is another Main Street Store view, this time of the Pen Shop. Located on Center Street, the doorway that is to the left of the shop now goes into the kids clothing shop.

4 comments:

DC88SPACELINER75 said...

The building at the end with the awnings now sports a recessed doorway and is the location for the payphones next to the CONE SHOP & LOCKERS

Anonymous said...

Great pictures!It's nice to see where the Dominguez house is in relation to everything. But I have an odd request. I found a copy of Window on Main Street, which I'm reading, and I'm wondering if any of these shots show the "White House" that Van mentions so often in his book. It's one of the ones on West St. but there looks to be a few. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

I am sure looking forward to the day-by-day posts, this is such a great idea!

Merlinsguy said...

In 1956, just inside the doorway to the left of the Pen Shop, was the Coin shop. It was a single counter run by a coin dealer and he sold rare Lincoln and Indian Head pennies, among other coins.