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Old Posted Nov 22, 2014, 2:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post

Mobilgas Station 1956, Anaheim

below: Julius Shulman photograph.

I'm not sure when this proto-type station was demolished.
The Anaheim Mobilgas station shows up on the 1963 image at Historic Aerials. Although it still appears to be a gas station in 1972, the design has completely changed. The most recent GSV image shows an empty lot with a "Walgreens Coming Soon" sign.

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The aerial shot posted by e_r shows Disneyland in 1956. It hadn't changed much by 1963.

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This shot is now 10 years old, but it shows how the park grew to cover the original parking lots and then some.

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For comparison, here's how the area looked just three years before e_r's picture (and two years before the park opened). These are the orange groves and walnut trees that Mr Disney acquired to build his park.

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