Wednesday, February 24, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 92:Carringer House in 1926

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

I managed to scan about 100 family photographs in the Scanfest in January, and have converted the scanned TIF files to smaller JPGs, cropped and rotated as best I can.

Here is a photograph from the Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:


This is a picture of the Austin and Della Carringer house situated at 2105 30th Street in San Diego in the year 1926. The entry way is on the northeast corner of the intersection, and by 1926 the street was paved and the concrete sidewalks were installed. The landscaping around the house is fairly mature - and the palm tree in the front yard is growing.

For comparison purposes, the same house viewed in the late 1890s is shown here. The house was moved to the middle of the block, on the east side of 30th Street, in late 1926 or early 1927. A view of the house after the move is shown here. The lower flat address is 2115 30th Street and the upper flat address is 2119 30th Street.

This house is still there, but it is really difficult to ascertain that it once was a gingerbread Victorian!

1 comment:

Heather Rojo said...

I love the exotic look with the palm tree! (I'm sitting here in a blizzard in New Hampshire as I type) It's so interesting to see all the different houses across time and across America....