News


Those were the days

Photo from Menlo Park Historical Association

Click on photo to enlarge.

This service station was a fixture on El Camino Real in 1940, soon after the state widened the two-lane gravel road to four lanes. The project pushed back many buildings on the west side of the street but the Menlo Theater, later called the Guild, was too substantial to be moved, so its spacious lobby was sliced away by workers to accommodate the highway. Photo courtesy Menlo Park Historical Association.

We can't do it without you.
Support local journalism.

Comments

Like this comment
Posted by Arch Conservative
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm

El Camino runs East to West through Menlo Park, so how could the theater be on the West side of ECR? I know it is hard to believe, but just look on the map or use a compass.


Like this comment
Posted by Steve
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 4, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Since when does the ECR run East/West?


Like this comment
Posted by Caltrain is great infrastructure
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 4, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Looks NW to SE, to me....


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Be the first to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.

Beer and brats: Ludwig's German Table coming to Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 3,383 views

Who Pays for Palo Alto Schools
By Steve Levy | 38 comments | 1,841 views

The Other Greenhouse Gas
By Sherry Listgarten | 8 comments | 1,756 views

Meet the Nurdles
By Laura Stec | 7 comments | 1,180 views

College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 977 views