Phillip DePauk lived in Van Nuys in the 1950s. His grandfather owned a photography studio located at Gilmore and Van Nuys Blvd. These photos come from his archives and he kindly consented to allow me to publish them. In Mr. DePauk’s images, one can see some of the rapid changes that came to Van Nuys … Continue reading Vintage Van Nuys
These 1948 clippings were just sent to me by Phil DePauk, who grew up here in the 1940s and 50s and now lives in Virginia. The photo of Van Nuys Boulevard at Christmas, however, is from an unknown source but is also dated 1948. Mr. DePauk has a large collection of photographs and memorabilia, some … Continue reading Christmas 1948: Van Nuys
Van Nuys Blvd crossing – SP 3392, originally uploaded by Terry Guy. “Terry Guy” has an interesting collection of vintage photographs of Southern Pacific and Pacific Electric tracks and trains from 30 years ago. There are images of Burbank and the San Fernando Valley that will appeal to both history and train buffs. The photo … Continue reading Van Nuys Blvd crossing – SP 3392
2009 has been the year that the American auto industry was temporarily rescued from its deathbed by an infusion of Federal money and the “Cash for Clunkers” program. And this year has also seen the return of cruising on Van Nuys Bl., which was once the heart and soul of the auto culture parade in … Continue reading Cruising Returns to Van Nuys Boulevard.