Monday, January 01, 2007

Overhead View of Disneyland July 16, 1954

I am starting a series of postings showing the evolution of Disneyland from purchase of property to January of 1955. The description for the photo is: 7/16/54- date property was purchased. The solid white line shows the 160 acre area allocated to DISNEYLAND. The dotted lines show the 100 acres to be used for our pony ranch, 400 unit Motor Hotel, and overflow parking. The road running diagonally from the upper left hand corner is the Santa Ana Freeway and the road down the right hand side is Harbor Blvd. Note: after a request I have circled what I believe is Ron Dominguez's family home in the left hand middle side of the photograph, to the right is another circle with the Dominquez palm location.

To brighten up the site since I have been posting a lot of black and white photos is this nice shot of the Security Office on Main Street. It appears this was located across the street from the Gibson shop.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I am really looking forward to this series! Great idea, and something that I have always been interested in.

I don't think I've ever seen a photo of the security office on Main Street before!

Happy New Year to you and your family, thanks for all of the amazing images you have shared over so many months.

Hannibal8 said...

What a difference 50 years makes. That was back when they actually had orange trees in Orange County! Hey Patrick, do you know which house is Ron Dominguez's by chance? That would be very cool to know... if you happen to know.

DisneyDutchman said...

Love the aerial views!! Can't wait for the rest!! The Disneyland Security Police pic is awsome!!! The building is on Center street just before the Main Street Lockers. I think its called the "Hotel Marceline" today. DD

Hannibal8 said...

Thanks for pointing that out for me. I saw the Palm trees in photoshop, so I thought I might be getting close,but wasn't sure. Thanks again for your wonderful pictures and your wealth of knowledge!