Vintage Postcard – Redondo Beach Pier
SCENE ON THE PIER
REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Showing some of the Fish Markets, Gift Shops and Restaurants on Fisherman’s Wharf.
Curteichcolor 3-D Natural Color Reproductions, REG. U.S.A. Pat. Off.
RB3 – Western Publ. & Nov. Co., 259 So. Los Angeles St., L.A., Calif.
This lovely vintage postcard featuring the Redondo Beach Pier in all its glory was mailed using a 3-cent purple liberty stamp, cancellation date unclear. It was mailed to Mrs. R.O. DeHart, 1687 Main St. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. It reads:
Dear Mrs. DeHart,
We are having a great time. Got to Jerry’s 5 o’clock in the morning last Tues. Have been to Knotts Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo & down to Tijuana Mexico so far. Are going to Disneyland this week sometime. Will see you when we get home.
Love, “The Ockers”
The stamp, plus the fact that Disneyland is open, suggests this card was likely mailed in 1958. Tony’s restaurant has been in location since 1952, per their website.
I tried to pull a google street view of this location, and technically it is still there. But honestly, it was so depressing and so unlike the original, I couldn’t bring myself to post it. Tony’s is still there. That’s something, I guess. If you can stomach the rest of the location, it looks like it’s somewhere you might enjoy a good meal. Their website is here.
RO DeHart was Robert O, 1879-1950. His wife was Clara B, 1887-1974. I was thinking the Ockers were Harry and Cora, but since Cora passed in 1954 it could have been one of the sons – Edward, Donald, Harry Jr or Jack and their spouse. All lived in Cuyahoga Falls, and would likely be friends or neighbors. Nailing it down a bit more, the author of the postcard mentioned they got to Jerry’s at 5am. Jerry could likely be Edward’s son, Jerald Norman Ocker as he was living in California at the time. Want to see an image of Jerry? Check out his marker here. Anyhow, I put in the address for Clara DeHart on Main Street, and here’s her house:
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