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Monday, April 14, 2014

EARLY 1911 PHOTOS OF VAN NUYS PRINTED IN 1960

BUILDING A GREAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Recently, Gary Fredburg (bless his heart) donated a "Winter 1960 Pionee"r booklet pritned by Valley Federal Savings.  It contains some great photographs of the founding and early photos of Van Nuys. Ihope you enjoy them. 
 The first street car arrives in Van Nuys. It was cause for a large barbecue celebration. 
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December 16, 1911 - First street car arrives in Van Nuys from Los Angeles

Building materials arrive for the building of Van Nuys in 1911

First newspaper and printing shop in Van Nuys 1911


 Van Nuys Boulevard (then Sherman Way 1911) looking north. Note the rose bushes and palms.

D.W. Whitsett sold houses and lots from his Tract Office in Van Nuys. It was on Van Nuys Boulevard and Sylvan Street.
Railway carriage used to bring prospective buyers to Van Nuys in 1911

1 comment:

David Coscia said...

It is not a railway carriage; it is a early motor coach or bus. The side says Wilcox Motor Transfer. Steering wheel is visible, which is not needed on a railway carriage.