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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        

Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3 Gallery 4