Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Double Drive

That little Davey Jensen learned the hard way: drinking and driving don’t mix.

Maybe Santa will bring him a new Schwinn Whizzer for Christmas. Whether the elves can whip him up a new stomach remains to be seen.

If you’re looking to recreate Davey’s folly, you’ll be hard pressed to find Double Drive. It became part of Santa Anita Ave. in ’59.

Here are a couple homes along that stretch that evoke what DD may have looked like in the postwar era –

I’ll spare you from being wounded by images of the McMansions sprouting up in the neighborhood –although I can't help but share a couple of “Spanish” themed complexes ca. 1969…

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