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In the Old Days:
Night Scenes

Canals, Bridges


Lagoon and Midway

Miniature Railroad

Market Street

Mecca Buffet

Scenic Railway

1921 Amusements

Cabrillo Ship Cafe'

Venice Pier

Bath House or Plunge




Arielle Haze
Venice Photos

Arielle Haze views
Beach Art

Scott Shellstrom
Venice art

Dale Hartman

Jack Chipman

Venice Paintings by
Pat Hartman

Ehrlich buildings
Homage to Old Venice

Chris Burden

Unpainting the Town:
lost murals

Helen K. Garber photos

Jeff Verges

Lance Diskan

Avid Brickman

Art at the Rose Cafe'

New Venice Sign

Robbie Conal

Venice-based Art

Ferus Gallery

Mario Barrios

Gary Steinborn

Earl Newman

St. Charles Mural

Spoons of Venice

Rena Small




In the Old Days

Windward Avenue

Looking from the lagoon end of Windward toward the ocean end.

Looking from the Lagoon, which later was filled in to become the traffic circle, toward the ocean. The mast of the Cabrillo ship cafe is straight ahead, the Bandstand is the pointy roof just to the right of it. In the right foreground is the Lagoon Bathhouse.

Looking toward the Lagoon. St. Mark's Hotel is on the near left. The south side of Windward was not filled in with buildings until around 1915
Around 1908, this card misidentifies the view as looking west. Actually, it looks toward the Lagoon.
Postmarked 1912

Postmarked 1922

Ground was broken for St. Mark's Hotel on December 5,1904. It was one of Venice's original buildings. It was demolished in 1964. (The Venice Hotel was demolished in 1965.)
This card misidentifies Windward Ave. as the Midway
"Holiday Crowd"


Postcard copyright 1906
Postmarked 1907


In 1905, the founding year of Venice, it was two blocks long, stretching between the canal system and the pier, lined with hotels that featured hot salt water in every room.

Postmarked 1909

Free Venice Beachhead
articles about Windward

Windward Avenue Sketches

Windward Avenue Painting
by Pat Hartman

Postmarked 1914

Painting by Pat Hartman

1934 ad

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