Googie Ghost - Vintage Photo Friday
|Vassar House Apartments, Canoga Park. 1965, Valley Times Photo Collection|
I like to cruise through the L.A. Public Library's photo collection. They have ALL of the Valley Times collection of photos. The San Fernando Valley's post-World War II growth was immense. It went from orange groves, ranches and farms to a highly dense area of homes, apartments, shopping centers and everything else needed for modern civilization to survive.
I found a photograph of the Vassar House Apartments from 1965, announcing an open house for new apartments developed by Janro Corporation. The apartment is located at 7043 Vassar Street, Canoga Park.
I like the clear script announcing the name of the apartment complex. I found a photo on Google Maps of this location. The Vassar House Apartments are still there, however that lovely sign is gone. There is just a ghost image of the letters that exist, although the supports for the metal letters are still in place. The bushes have grown and balconies and patios are cluttered. Progress.
|7043 Vassar Street, Canoga Park. 2015. Google Maps Photo|
It is most difficult to find vintage photos of ordinary places. I wish I had taken more photos of all of the homes we lived in when I was a child. Time to get out there and take more photos! Have a great weekend.