Wednesday, August 4, 2010

(not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 114: Another early 1900s San Diego View

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. Many of these were "new" to my digital photograph collection.

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

I posted a photograph taken from the upper floor of the Carringer house at 2105 30th Street in San Diego looking to the southwest last week.

The photograph above was probably taken at the same time, in the decade of the 1900s, but is looking toward the northwest. 30th Street runs from bottom left to middle right, and the cross street shown is Ivy Street west of 30th Street. The streetcar is shown running on 30th Street, and you can see the power poles installed every 50 feet or so. The house built by D.J. and Rebecca Carringer before 1900 is shown on the northwest corner of 30th and Ivy Streets. The building in the right foreground is on the Carringer property, and now I know about several other pictures of that building, since it is fairly distinctive.

This is essentially the same view we had from our living room at 2119 30th Street when my family lived in the upstairs apartment from 1947 to 1968. Of course, the street was paved, and the blocks were totally filled with houses, and several houses in the picture above were torn down for apartment houses (including the DJ Carringer house and the house on the southwest corner of 30th and Ivy Streets).

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