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Those were the days

Photo from Menlo Park Historical Association

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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.

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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.


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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?


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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....


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