Friday, February 11, 2011
Disneyland Town Square, 1957
1957 was an interesting time for Disneyland; the park was poised for a great deal of change, which was already going on behind the scenes.
Some of that change never came to be, as can be witnessed by this photo of the Opera House.
Zooming in, you can see the Disneyland Construction lettering painted above this faux construction wall, heralding the Liberty Street project which was to have a Grand Opening in 1958. Liberty Street got derailed and never really surfaced again until Walt Disney World was built in Orlando.
Panning across to the right, you can see that there’s not much going on at the Opera House. It would be at least 8 more years before Mr. Lincoln moved in.
The black sheep of this set is a nice exterior view of the Golden Horseshoe.
Today the 1871 date is still visible, but Slue Foot Sue has been banished to nothing but a smokey-glassed window.
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