Thursday, May 23, 2013
Main Street, U.S.A., January 1964
Your journey down Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A., circa 1964, might begin aboard the Horse-Drawn Streetcar. Here's how that same journey would look about 49 years later:
Nearby, the Global Van Lines truck does a great job of advertising the company that sponsored the locker rental program in Town Square:
If you're having difficulty recognizing this section of Town Square, it's because it went through a major architectural overhaul many years ago. Here's how it looks today. I am assuming that the name "Carriage Place" is a nod to the former tenants and the vehicle that was once parked in front.
Up the street in the Plaza Gardens band conductor Vesey Walker is at the baton, entertaining the guests sitting in the shade of the bandstand.
Zooming in, you can see Vesey's credit to the right of the stage:
and of course, I had to zoom in for a better look at the band:
What became of the Plaza Gardens? You'll have to wait until my next trip to Anaheim to see a comparison photo of this area.
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