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San Buenaventura Mission (Founded 1783) Ventura, California Post Card
Color image of San Buenaventura Mission. The bell tower of the Spanish style adobe building is to the right of the image. Just below, several figures in are at the steps to the…

Main Street, Ventura Postcard
View of Main Street in Ventura, looking westward from California Street. Main Street is not paved, trolley tracks are visible on the ground, and there are many horse and carriages in the street and stopped in front of businesses. City Hall with…

San Buenaventura Mission Restoration
View of the exterior back of the San Buenaventura Mission during its restoration in 1928. Scaffolding and men working are visible. Some children are visible at bottom of image. Cars are parked in the bottom left of image.

Jason Bradley Home
Exterior front view of the Jason Bradley home. It is a two story home with a porch and balcony in the front. Image shows the sidewalk in front of the home as well as yard areas at the side of the home. Built in 1871 for first newspaper office…

Main St. East, Ventura, Cal. Post Card
Caption: "Main St. East - Ventura Cal."
Street view of Main Street, from the middle of the middle of the street. Mission San Buenaventura and its bell tower are in the foreground on the left. Businesses line the right side of the street, with an…

Christian Church-Ventura postcard
Front face of the Christian Church in Ventura on Santa Clara Street. Two men in hats stand by the front steps of the church building.
[Western Card Co., Reedley, Fresno Co., Calif]

Golden Gate Saloon Exterior
Exterior of the Golden Gate Saloon on Main Street west of Oak Street, owned by Lagomarsino and Varoy. A group of five men stand by the entrance of the saloon, one man wearing a long apron around is waist and one wearing work overalls, others wearing…

Ysoardy Building
View of a long one-story building, with group of people standing on the porch for a group picture. Library records indicate, "Bakery and Saloon of Ysoardy where now stands Palace Hotel across from mission." Main Street visible in the foreground.…

Aerial View of U.S. Route 101 in Downtown Ventura
Color aerial view of the downtown Ventura area, looking south. U.S. Route 101 is prominent in the image, running at a diagonal from the upper right corner to the center bottom of the image. Ventura Pier, Thompson Boulevard, Santa Clara Street, Main…

View of Ventura
View of Ventura taken from the hill behind the Mission. Principally between Palm and Oak Streets, lumber yard is about 150 feet east of the Mission.

View of Ventura
A view of Ventura from the hill behind the Mission.

Library records include note: "Mission in foreground, Santa Clara House at far right. Court house is about in center, surrounded by trees, only the roof visible. This picture is probably later…

View of Ventura Residential District
View of Ventura, looking southeast from a hilltop. First street ahead is Oak Street. Cacti visible on hilltop. Pacific Ocean is visible to the right.

Library records include note: "The Ventura Library was first located 1874-75 on the second floor…

Bird's Eye View of Main and Palm Streets, July 4 Parade
Bird's eye view from Main and Palm Streets of the Fourth of July Parade in Ventura. Spectators are standing along the street and in storefronts, horse-drawn carriages and horses in the street.

Hill School and Santa Clara House, Bird's eye view
Birds Eye view of Hill School and Santa Clara House in the lower left of the image. The ocean is visible in the background.

Library records indicate that Santa Clara House is "now Poinsettia Hotel."

Hotel Rose
Exterior view of Hotel Rose at Main and Chestnut Streets. The view of the road with additional buildings extends into the background. The caption at the bottom of the photograph reads "Hotel Rose, 1890, later Hotel De Leon, Main and Chestnut Streets,…

Bird's Eye View of San Buenaventura, Cal 1877
Mounted photograph of map. Photo is black and white, original map is in color. Map is number M0230, available to view here. Shows view of Ventura in 1877, with a view "From the Bay, Looking North" as written along the bottom of the map. Ships, wharf,…

Main Street Ventura Looking East, 1925-1930
Looking east on Main Street in downtown Ventura, CA. Large building on left is the Union National Bank, later replaced by Security Pacific Bank. Hotel De Leon visible at right of image with Chestnut Street just past the hotel. A restaurant or café…

View from Cross at Grant Park, Ventura
Bird's eye view of Ventura extending out to the pacific ocean taken from pathway in Grant Park near Serra's Cross. Cross is in the right foreground and the Ventura Pier is in the distant left. 3 copies of photos in library.

Exterior view of the San Buenaventura Mission, brick wall to the left of the mission. Dirt road (Main Street) visible in foreground. Mounted photo.

San Buenaventura Mission, 1878-1879
Exterior view of the San Buenaventura Mission circa 1878-1879 around the time Main Street was levelled, according to library records. Main Street visible in foreground. An old arch and fence are at the church's entrance. Two men stand at the…

Theodosia B. Shepherd's Gardens
View from above of Theodosia Burr Shepherd's gardens. Houses in the background, as well as a large hotel, possibly the Rose Hotel.

People's Lumber Company County Fair Exhibit
View of People's Lumber Company exhibit at the Ventura County Fair in 1928. Display is a diorama that shows the company's location in 1883 in downtown Ventura on Main Street near the San Buenaventura Mission. Photographs of various buildings also in…

Main Street Ventura, 1920
Main Street looking west from California Street, Ventura, CA. Several automobiles parked and in the street. Buildings and storefronts visible on both sides of Main Street. Utility poles dot the sidewalks along the street.

California and Main Streets, Ventura after Heavy Rain
Intersection of California and Main Streets in Ventura is shown after a heavy rain. Mud, rocks, and debris are seen along the streets. Ventura City Hall in image, as well as the County Court House building at Poli and California.

Women's Fashion Show Models
Group photo of fashion show by female models for Jack Rose in El
Jardin patio. Four models show off dresses on and near short set of steps leading into El Jardin. Two little boys in tuxedos and hats sit on the steps. Behind these four models appear…
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