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Those were the days

Original post made on May 14, 2012

In the 1930s, El Camino Real in Menlo Park looked much different than it does today, as the city considers adopting a new downtown plan. ==I Photo courtesy of the Menlo Park Historical Association.==

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Posted by Mike
a resident of another community
on May 14, 2012 at 6:59 am

That photo is awsome. Do you have any others to share?

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Posted by Annabelle
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on May 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Yes great photo. I wish we knew the location at which it was taken.

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Posted by Linda
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on May 15, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Love this photo, and can recognize several current buildings. Was that a center passing lane?

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Posted by Richard
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I believe that is from Menlo Avenue looking North. The building
on the far right is the old City Hall, library, and the police
department in the rear facing lower Santa Cruz Avenue, The building
is now the BBC The stores on the right were torn down to make
way for Borrone's, and Kepler's, etc.

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Posted by BaaBaaRaa
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 16, 2012 at 8:56 am

Great photo!!! Anyone remember when the current Kepler's was Jiffy Burgers? And I still miss McFarlane's Candies (the tanning salon and a few other little shops on the corner) and Edy's (Roger Reynolds' Carriage Shop).

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Posted by Scholar
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on May 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Would love to have a pool and billiards hall around here like back then

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