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July 23, 2021

27 Vintage Photos Capture Street Scenes of Menlo Park in the 1960s and ’70s

Menlo Park is a city located at the eastern edge of San Mateo County within the San Francisco Bay Area of California in the United States. It is bordered by San Francisco Bay on the north and east; East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, and Stanford to the south; and Atherton, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City to the west.

Menlo Park is one of the most educated cities in California and the United States; nearly 70% of residents over the age of 25 have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. The city is home to the corporate headquarters of Facebook, and is where Google and Round Table Pizza were founded.

These amazing vintage photos from Menlo Park Planning that show street scenes of Menlo Park in the 1960s and 1970s.

El Camino Real at Santa Cruz Avenue, 1968

Santa Cruz Avenue at El Camino Real, 1968

800-830 Menlo Avenue, 1969

Menlo Toy & Party Shop/Gindele Pet Shop, 1969

Bank of America, Santa Cruz Avenue, 1970

Downtown/El Camino Real, 1970

El Camino Real bell at Santa Cruz Avenue, 1970

J. Barth & Co., Santa Cruz Avenue at Chestnut Street, 1970

Menlo Park train station/League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County office, 1970

Menlo Park, 1970

Merrill Street, 1970

Oak Grove Avenue, 1970

Outside Foster's Freeze. Hippo Hamburgers in distance on left, 1970

Santa Cruz Avenue, 1970

Downtown/El Camino Real, 1972

Downtown Menlo Park parking plaza, 1973

Santa Cruz Avenue at El Camino Real, 1973

Santa Cruz Avenue at El Camino Real, 1973

Santa Cruz Avenue at University Drive, 1973

Santa Cruz Avenue, 1973

Downtown/El Camino Real, 1974

Santa Cruz Avenue, 1974

Santa Cruz Avenue, 1974

Santa Cruz Avenue, 1974

1090 El Camino Real (future BBC), 1975

East West Books and Apropos on El Camino Real, 1976

Parking Plaza 7, 1976




1 comment:

  1. LoL. The cars have changed, but Menlo Park still looks the same.

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