Wednesday, April 20, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 149: The Carringer House 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.

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

This photograph shows the Lyle and Emily Carringer home at 825 Harbor View Place on Point Loma in San Diego soon after it was ready for occupancy, probably in November 1951.  The landscaping is installed, the roof is on, and the external walls are finished.

Look at the million dollar view.  It sat about 150 feet above sea level less than half a mile from San Diego Bay, with a view from the airport to the north, downtown San Diego and beyond to the east, and North Island Naval Station to the southeast.  As soon as they moved into the house, my grandparents bought binoculars so that they could see the numbers and names on the ships entering or leaving San Diego Bay. 

The street coming down the hill to the house is Lucinda Street, which has a high slope.  The view from the top of the street is spectacular, but not from the houses along the street since they are not pointing towards the city. 

I loved this house, and not only because of the view.  It was fun to play in and around as a boy (I was 8 in 1951).  My brother and I had a lot of fun finding hiding places around the ohuse, running up and down the streets, and going exploring up the hills and down the hills.  Unfortunately, there were no other children in this neighborhood, so we made up our own games.

1 comment:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

What a great view... and neat story. Thanks, again, for sharing! ;-)