Saturday, February 07, 2009

Balboa Island in the 1920s

We're going across the Bay and back a quarter century from my last post to visit Balboa Island in the mid-1920s. The first image (above) is a postcard from Jeff Delaney's website. The other two images were taken around 1924 and come from the family collection of Doug McIntosh.
Balboa Island was subdivided in the early 1900s and became part of the City of Newport Beach in 1916. The 1920s were important years for the island and brought paved streets, gas lines, a ferry, a rebuilt bridge and seawall, and a great deal of new housing development.
This photo was probably taken along Marine or Agate Streets.

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