The Newport Beach Area in the 1930s, Part 2

While the rising population of homes in Newport and Balboa during the 1930s looks similar to the amount of houses currently, there are a few major differences in the landscape of these Orange County areas in these pictures. All pictures and information are from Jeff Delaney’s book Newport Beach. After $4 million in improvements, Pres. …

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Boating in Newport Beach in the 30s

Take a look back at the Newport Beach area in the 1930s, particularly how boating was back then. See the following information from Jeff Delaney’s book Newport Beach: On August 9, 1909, W. S. Collins got the first city ferry permit. Other operators followed, but the service was deemed unsatisfactory. Finally, in 1919, pioneer developer …

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