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Monday, August 17, 2009

STORM LAKE, IOWA - 1890s - A MODEL FOR NORTH HOLLYWOOD / LANKERSHIM

2009 - The Year of Valley History
For the Weddingtons, and others from Buena Vista County, Iowa, the infrastructure of midwestern communities in the 1890s was to be a model for the development of the San Fernando Valley. When one wonders why such imposing buildings as the Iowa structures seen here were not duplicated in our area - the answer is simple - Earthquakes.
Hospital for the Insane at Independence, Iowa - Photo gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from David High - July 2009 (refer to HC-43

Storm Lake Iowa County Courthouse c. 1890, Photo gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from David High - July 2009 (refer to image HC-42

"North Side of School House" c. 1890, Photo gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from David High - July 2009 (refer to image HC-39

Buena Vista College - c. 1890, Photo gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from David High - July 2009 (refer to image HC-40

Downtown Storm Lake, Iowa - East Side of Lake Avenue, c. 1890, Photo gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from David High - July 2009 (refer to image HC-42

The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.

3 comments:

mrpostcard@charter.net said...

Great photos, keep them coming.

Gerald R. Fecht said...

John Hergert writing from Chicago notes that Buena Vista College is still in operation in Storm Lake, Iowa. And, despite its local 22% Latino population, it continues to pronounce itself as "boona vista".

dyana said...

Good photos......

Thanks for sharing this post with us......
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