Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Last Almond Tree in the D-E 500s Orchard Dies (147)


In the years when there were hardly any homes on the D-E 500s block (D & E between 5th & 6th), someone planted an orderly orchard of Almond trees there.

This orchard is seen in the left portion of the snapshot taken in 1922 reproduced here. A young Jane Vansell Zakarian poses with her mother, Mary Jane Vansell,  in front of their then-home at 516 D Street. The white spot in the distant left of the photo is 616 E, the only house in the 600 block of E Street at that time.