Wednesday, June 1, 2011

City of Monrovia: Old Bridge and Waterside, c.1960

A recent addition to the M2M Archive: a postcard of the City of Monrovia, with the Old Bridge spans from Clara Town over a placid, cobalt Mesurado River, sometime in the early 1960s.

The Ducor Hotel is quite visible, as is the Masonic/Freemason's Lodge, prominent to its left. The resplendently white structures on Mamba Point, peaking out over the trees at upper left, are likely the US Embassy compound.

Waterside and Joenhansen look dense but orderly, with a new-looking whitewashed warehouse where UN Drive bends up Snapper Hill, and the large building that is today the National Housing Authority to the left of Waterside Drive. West Point is packed with zinc-roofed structures, as it is today; the beach a bit wider then, perhaps.

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