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San Buenaventura Conservancy

P.O Box 23263

Ventura, CA 93002

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"Historic Preservation is about managing change, not preventing it."
Linda Dishman, L.A. Conservancy, quoted from L.A. Times, 07.10.10

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Gallery 1 - churches, commercial and other landmarks

We need your old photos! These images were scanned from photos donated or loaned to the Conservancy and scanned for all to see. Old papers and photos of San Buenaventura from the 1800's to the 1960's are priceless and can be scanned and returned, or safely stored in our fireproof archive. Contact us for more details.

   
Courthouse ca. 1906   Courthouse ca. 1926   Ventura Courthouse ca 1915

   
Ventura County Courthouse - taken from Main at California   Early shot of Courthouse   Downtown Post Office on Santa Clara at Fir Streets

   
Post Office 1940s   Gordon Grant Mural - Ventura Post Office on Santa Clara   Ventura City Hall - 1940s

       
34 N. Palm - Livery   317 E. Main - Palermo   394 E. Main - Bank of Italy

         
422 E. Main - Newberry's   410 E. Main - Woolworth's   16 N. Oak - 1st National Bank

   

 

 

 

516 E. Main - Oddfellows   67 S. California - El Nido   482 S. California - Mason's

   
Church of Religious Science   Ventura Elks Lodge - Main at Ash Street   The Rose Hotel

   
Mayfair Theatre   Main at Oak   Foster Library, 1926

Tortilla Flats from the Cross, Easter Sunday services 1929

   
1st Presbyterian Church   Ventura HS ca. 1906   Ventura Beach

   
Courthouse ca.1906   Early Mission   Elks Lodge, postcard 1929

   
Top Hat ca 1982   Main Street 1940s   Ventura School for Girls

   
Blair's Cafe on Meta   Main Street 1959   3445 East Main

   
Ventura "Looking West"   Ventura looking South   Oak & Main, 1940s

   
Main @ California, ca ??   Ventura Beach scene   Crystal Lodge, late 50s

   
Methodist Church ca. 1960   Oil piers postcard ca 1960   White Caps Motel postcard

   
Elks Lodge, ca1929-30   Chestnut Street   Chestnut at Main 2005

   
Fir at Main 2005   Mason's Building 2005   Mason's Hall WWII

   
Ventura streetcar   Art's Drive In 1950   Rebar factory

   
Bard Hospital   Bard Hospital   Bathhouse March 1923

   
Whitecaps Motel   1st Billiard Hall   Bathhouse

   
Blair's Cafe   Foster Hospital   City Center Motel midtown

   
Civic Recreation Center   Mission Bell Cafe   Anacapa Hotel

   
The Mission   The Mission   The Mission

   
Mission ca. 1915   The Mission   The Mission

    Mission drawing by Vischer
Mission Garden   Mission Postcard   Mission Painting

   
Early firehouse   The Mission from Figueroa   Another view of firehouse

  San Buenaventura drawing by Vischer  
Arcade at Thompson 1950   Buenaventura etching 1863   Foursquare Church

   
Main St. ca. 1965   Main at Oak, ca. ???   Foster Library late 50s

   
Mayfair Theatre 1970   Coral Lounge Main Street   Ventura Hotel

   
Ventura beach ca. 1915   Ventura beachside   Rose Hotel, 1907

   
Chestnut Street, 1915   Chautauqua Grounds, Ventura   Carnegie Library, Oxnard ca 1908

   
    Mission Quadrangle   Ventura ca 1906

   
Main Street (Great Eastern)   Foster Park ca 1915   Fir Street, ca 1920

   
Ventura Pier ca 1960s   Ventura Train Station   The Plaza ca 1915

   
Olivas Adobe   Olivas Adobe   Blackburn House, 700 block

   
Matilija Canyon, Ojai ca 1915   Meta Motel 1961   Main Library Oxnard ca ???

   
Poli Street   Mission (undated)   Main Street, ca. 1941

   
Bird's-eye view   Bird's-eye view   First (?) Street

   
Foster Hospital   Ortega Adobe   5 Trees (its official name) taken ca 1940s (courtesy V C Library Services)

       
300 block of Main Street        


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