Wednesday, May 4, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 151: the Bay Side of the Carringer House

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:

In previous weeks, I've shown the "front-door" side of the Lyle and Emily Carringer house at 825 Harbor View Place in San Diego, built in 1951.  The view above is from the intersection of Harbor View Place and Armada Terrace, looking north.  The included angle between the streets is probably about 30 degrees.  This picture was taken in October 1951.  It shows the "point-of-the-vee" of this particular lot.  This end of the house has a small area to store garden tools, and the earthen bank areas were planted later with shrubs and trees. 

The side of the house in back of the telephone pole is the "bay-side" of the house, and has a magnificent view of San Diego Bay, North Island and downtown San Diego, with Mount San Miguel in the background.  The panorama extends from the US/Mexico border to the south around to Lindbergh Field to the northeast. 

The rooms from left to right along the "bay-side" are the master bedroom, the second bedroom, the living room (with the largest windows), the dining room (set back from the living room) and the kitchen.  On the far end of the house,the dining room opens with a sliding glass door onto a brick patio with several circular steps down to the flat area shielded by the block wall. 

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