Newport’s hotels in the 1900′s

When the McFadden’s built the Newport Railroad, the beach became a popular and more accessible vacation spot for those living inland.  And with the increase in beach visitors, there came an increase in the number of hotels in the area.  The following is from Jeff Delaney’s book Newport Beach: The building of the railroad greatly …

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Newport Railroad in the Late 1800′s

I keep on finding out more about our location’s past; this time it’s about the Newport Railroad built in the late 1800′s.  To read more about Newport Beach’s history, browse my “Local History” section in my blog. The Newport Railroad was built by the McFaddens and Joseph Bright and Company.  The first train over the …

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Cargo Shipping in Newport Beach

Although most don’t associate the affluent Newport Beach of current times with cargo shipping, this area used to be a key freight stop on the Newport Railroad and Newport pier.  The pier, and later the railway, were built by the McFadden brothers after they discovered that they could garner a significant profit by selling lumber …

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Boomer Expectations Set To Affect Home Markets Over The Next 10 Years

American housing in the next decade is expected to be shaped by the changing values of adults ages 46 to 64, a study by the Urban Land Institute indicates. The people in this demographic are healthier than the previous generation of home buyers and expect to work, at least part-time, past the typical retirement age. …

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