Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Laguna, celery, Placentia, MODCOM & Christmas

Today's photo shows the 200 block of S. Coast Blvd, in Laguna Beach, in December 1946. You need to enlarge the photo (click on it) to see much of the detail.
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Bowers' blog has a new entry about celery growing in early Orange County. It includes a couple great images.
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The Los Angeles Conservancy's Modern Committee (MODCOM) will hold their annual holiday party on Monday, Dec. 17th. Keep an eye on their events bulletin board for details. (Yes, I know this isn't an O.C. event, but then O.C. doesn't have its own major architectural conservancy group -- and it certainly doesn't have a group to defend great Modern buildings.)
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The Orange County Library Association's Fall Program will be held at the Placentia Public Library, Dec. 13, at 7 pm. The focus of the program is the local history collection at the library and historic sites in the area. For more information contact Margot McLaren.
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Speaking of Placentia, the historic Bradford House is now decorated for a turn-of-the-Century Christmas. An open house and tours will be held 2-4pm, Dec. 9. For more information, call (714) 993-2470. The Bradford House is located at 136 Palm Circle, in Placentia.

Today I stumbled across another blog dedicated to a facet of Disneyland's history. The blog's name clearly states its laser-beam-like focus: "Vintage Disneyland Tickets." Some of you ephemera fans will definitely dig this.

2 comments:

colony rabble said...

So get off your duff and START a countywide architectural conservancy group. It's not like you have anything ELSE going on....(grin) hey, we already have TWO members we know would pay dues....

Chris Jepsen said...

I understand there was a failed effort to create an "Orange County Conservancy" some years ago. For a variety of reasons, I guess that battle left a bad taste in the mouths of many local historical folk. Anybody who wanted to start such a group today would need to walk on eggshells and make sure they got "buy in" from most of the historical community before proceeding.

And no, I don't think I'll be launching a group like that myself in the immediate future. But thanks for asking. :-)