April 29, 2018

30 Color Snapshots That Capture Street Scenes of Olongapo, Philippines in the Mid-1970s

Olongapo is a 1st class highly urbanized city in Central Luzon (Region III), Philippines. Located in the province of Zambales but governed independently from the province

Along with the municipality of Subic (and later, Castillejos and San Antonio as well as the municipalities of Dinalupihan, Hermosa and Morong in Bataan), it comprises Metro Olongapo, one of the twelve metropolitan areas in the Philippines.

These color photos were taken by Edgar that captured street scenes of Olongapo, Philippines in 1974.

The Victory Liner terminal

 Outside of the NAVBASE Subic Main Gate, looking back across the bridge toward Olongapo

A little farther down the street but looking forward (towards Rizal and Magsaysay intersection)

Around the corner onto Magsaysay

Closer still to the Main Gate, but looking back away from it

Del Rosario Enterprises

Kong's was the only restaurant in Olongapo that was popular with US military personnel

Looking toward the Rizal and Magsaysay intersection

Magsaysay Street

Magsaysay Street

Magsaysay Street

Magsaysay Street

Magsaysay, looking toward the Main Gate

Manila Avenue heading towards Kalaklan

Note D'Wave Club (round blue & white sign)

Olongapo street scenes with the burned-out Pauline's Club at right center (it burned in late 1968 or early 1969)

Olongapo street scenes

Olongapo street scenes

Olongapo street scenes

Olongapo street scenes

Plaza Hotel. The building with the white arches on top is actually another hotel, the Marmont

Pussy Cat Nite Club

Rizal Avenue from bridge across creek toward traffic circle

Rizal farther towards Magsaysay Street looking back

Rizal farther towards Magsaysay Street looking back

Rizal farther towards Magsaysay Street looking back

The Apple Disco (not a true disco) and the Purple Haze Club (at right with the curved projection above the entrance)

Traffic circle where Manila Avenue runs into Rizal Avenue

View from the bridge from the Subic Main Gate to Olongapo

View from the bridge from the Subic Main Gate to Olongapo






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