Saturday, February 21, 2009
Disneyland Main Street Construction
From June 1955 comes this construction view of Main Street, just one month until opening. The “shirts” are taking a trial run down Main Street on the Horse-Drawn Streetcar; anybody able to identify them? NOTE: Jason from Disneyland Nomenclature has just identified the driver as Art Chapman.
Interestingly enough, the cinema marquee changed once the park was open; here’s a shot from August 1955, courtesy of CoxPilot:
Although they’ve definitely seen a few coats of paint and various decorations over the years, it would appear that the streetlamps are still original.
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