Newport Beach – A Look Back

Photo series courtesy of Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society

Newport Beach A Look Back 5.26.20

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Though long gone, Collins Castle is still iconic for some on Balboa Island. The two-story house was built on a small isolated Island (Collins Island) by William Collins as he was developing the island. This photograph was taken between 1930 and 1950.

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