Sunday, September 15, 2013

North Willow Glen History Part 9 of 15: The 1950s

It's the time of the "Blue Sky Dream" in the South Bay. Orchards begin to be scraped up, and replaced with tract-style homes. As the young aerospace engineers and their wives buy new homes in the subdivisions, the older neighborhoods start to decline. There's a gas station on the northeast corner of Delmas and Hull across from the present day Starbrite.
Leading up to the September 21st Willow Glen Founders Day Parade on Lincoln Avenue, NWGNA is providing readers with history about the evolution of our neighborhood, largely excerpted from Ken Ecklund's North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association Page.

We view this as our history and encourage you to share. Stories and photos of North Willow Glen are very welcome and with your permission and credit we would like to archive this information to improve our understanding of life in our neighborhood throughout the years. Please post here or reach us via e-mail at

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