Newport Beach – A Look Back

Photo series courtesy of Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society

Newport Beach A Look Back 8.13.19

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Most people remember the gas station that once sat at the corner of Marine and Bayside, where the medical buildings now sit. But a lot of people might not remember that, during Bal Week, the station would open its parking lot for kids to party and socialize at night. This particular photograph, taken in 1952, is one of the few documenting these parties.

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