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Downtown Ventura, California 1923
Panorama of downtown Ventura looking down California Street toward the ocean from Poli Street.

Main and California Streets, Ventura, California 1875
View of Main and California Streets in downtown Ventura at the corner of California Street looking east, circa 1875. Some businesses are visible on either side of the dirt road running through center of photo.

Black-and-white footage, some disturbing and graphic, mainly of water recreation, hunting and trapping animals, high school football, family gatherings, and a smoke-filled sky.

A dog swims and fetches a stick in a body of water, possibly a lake;…

First National Bank of Ventura, 1911
Mounted photograph of First National Bank, a three-story building at the corner of Main and California Streets in Ventura. The entrance is rounded and directly at the corner. A sculpted sign above the door says 'BANK', and on that corner of the third…

Ventura County Courthouse Exterior, 1965
Bird's eye view of the Ventura County Courthouse (in 2021, Ventura City Hall) circa 1965 looking eastward at hills behind the building. Image shows the entire length of the building including a partial view of Brakey Road on the left and a parking…

Santa Clara House Hotel
Exterior view of Santa Clara House, a two story hotel, with people standing and sitting on its front covered porch and on the second floor balcony. Two signs reading "Santa Clara House" are visible and two windows on the first floor read "Bakery."

Two Ladies in Front of Oak Street Store in Ventura
Two women in floor length long sleeve dresses stand in covered sidewalk in front of a store that appears to be a dress shop. Sign on window behind them reads "fashionable dressmaking." Window lettering behind them reads "Gusperson Fine..."

Dr. Cephas Bard in Front of San Buenaventura Mission
Dr. Cephas L. Bard sits in a horse drawn wagon in the dirt road in front of the San Buenaventura Mission. He and horse and wagon are facing away from camera. Mission has a low brick wall built around it.

Old Buenaventura Mission, 1870s<br />
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Exterior view of San Buenaventura Mission in the 1870s from across the street, which is a dirt road. Steps and a picket fence prominent in front of the mission, and a man leans against a pillar at the top of the steps. A plank sidewalk visible at…

Main Street Ventura Looking East, 1890
Street view of Main Street in Ventura looking east down the center of the dirt street with businesses on the right and left visible. San Buenaventura Mission property is first on the left and next to it is the Anacapa Hotel, where a timber yard was…

People on Bicycles in front of Santa Clara House in Ventura
Exterior shot of Santa Clara House hotel in Ventura with numerous men and women with bicycles, possibly a bicycle club, posing in front of it. Photo is taken of the front but slightly from the side, so that other buildings, possibly two hotels and…

Camarillo White Horses on Parade
Camarillo White Horses and riders in the County Fair Parade on Main Street. Parade watchers are visible in the foreground.

This view of the parade is in front of the Darden and Randall Buick Agency (52 E. Main Street).

Funeral Procession, Dr. Bard
Bird's eye view of the funeral procession for Dr. Cephas Bard showing several people walking down Main Street followed by horse drawn carriages. Intersection of Main and California Streets in Ventura are shown, as well as many businesses on Main…

Birdseye View, Ventura, Cal. Post Card
Caption: "Birdseye View Ventura, Cal."
View of a street intersection, with an oil silo in the left foreground,in front of train tracks. The city sprawls behind it, a mix of businesses and houses. Rolling hillsides are in the background.
[Brakey,…

San Buenaventura Mission (Founded 1783) Ventura, California Post Card
Caption: "SAN BUENAVENTURA MISSION (FOUNDED 1783) VENTURA, CALIFORNIA."
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…

J.M. Montgomery 16 Mule Plow Team, Ventura, Cal. Post Card
Side view of an sixteen mule drive team on an unpaved street in front of a corner block of stoneface buildings. A three story bank sits prominantly in the background. Several figures tend to the mules on the right side.
Caption: "J.P. Montgomery…

A View On Oak Street, Ventura, Cal. Post Card
A view of Oak Street. Several Victorian style homes lined with pine and palm trees sit on the left side of the asphalt road, facing businesses with simpler architecture and telephone poles. A figure in a dress stands outside the telegram office on…

Bard Memorial Hospital, Ventura, Cal. Post Card
Front view of Elizabeth Bard Memorial Hospital building. With its tower on the left, the three story building with adobe tile roof sits on a hill, with Downtown Ventura in the background.
Caption: "BARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. VENTURA, CAL."
Verso…

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…

Bird's Eye View, Ventura, Cal. Post Card
Bird's eye view of a mixed residential and business area of Downtown Ventura. Telephone poles line the street in the foreground, standing in front of clapboard houses with yards lush with trees. The Elizabeth Bard Memorial Hospital sits atop a hill…

Bird's Eye View Ventura Post Card
Caption: "Bird's-eye view VENTURA, Cal".
Black and white photographic bird's eye view of early downtown Ventura from atop a cacti lined hill. Elizabeth Bard Memorial Hospital, a multistory Mission-style building, is in the center foreground,…

Ventura County Courthouse Postcard
Exterior view of the front of the Ventura County Court House in 1923, building is presently Ventura City Hall. California Street is in the foreground. Postcard is possibly illustrated.
[Kashower, M. Co., Los Angeles, Cal., 1325; 18319]

Anacapa Hotel Key Tag
(Tag, Identification) Key tag used at the Anacapa Hotel in downtown Ventura.
The three-story hotel was built in 1889 operated by the Hartman family who ran it until it was razed in 1928.

General View of Ventura, 1906 postcard
Bird's eye, panoramic view of Ventura from hillside, looking toward the ocean. Elizabeth Bard Memorial Hospital is in the bottom left. Caption at bottom reads: "Ventura, Calif. General View of Ventura."
[MacGregor, J.J., publisher]

Hotel Ventura postcard
Exterior view of Hotel Ventura at the corner of California and Main Streets in Ventura possibly illustrated rather than a photograph. There are cars parked in the street in front of the hotel, a five-story building with the first floor shared with…
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