Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Old Fallbrook

Laurie and Brian Cook are long time Fallbrookians and own the Express Copy Center on Main Ave. Laurie's family has been here for several generations and she has been collecting old photos of Fallbrook for years.

She has bound copies of her photos into two books and is selling them at their store. A little pricey at $30.00 a piece but I figured they were worth it. You won't be able to get them any where else and there were many pictures that I don't recall ever seeing before.

The picture above is my building, the old mercantile. The building was built in 1887 and was originally located at the current site of the Fallbrook Art Center. It was put on piers and moved to its present location in 1915. A large section of the cornice is still visible up top. I still have the old box car siding on my ceiling, not so sure about my wife's store, Caravan.

Here is another picture of the store, in its present location, with a train running right down the middle of Main Street. Not quite sure of the year. Horse meets train meets car.

Before avocados Fallbrook was known for olives and ostriches. The olive press was located in the building that now houses Fallbrook Fertilizer.

There are cool pictures of De Luz, birdseyes of town, the Ellis Hotel, all kinds of nice shots.

If you are a local or have an interest in Fallbrook you might want to stop by their store and check out the neat photos. Good job, Laurie!

1 comment:

grumpy said...

way cool. thanks for the headsup on this. i remember Fallbrook in the mid 60s, but this goes back way further.