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Northridge Historical Images

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Aerial photo of Northridge

Aerial photo of Northridge

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Bruce Russell

Bruce Russell

Pinnacle Estate Properties Inc
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Survey Map - Zelzah
From a survey completed in 1925, this map shows that Zelzah - the old Northridge Village business district from Parthenia to Norhoff and a few blocks east and west comprised the whole town.

Zelzah Depot
Zelzah Depot in 1914. Note lone house in background. This house could be the one still standing at Rayen & Etiwanda built that same year.

One Room School House
First school in Northridge (Zelzah) was located at Gresham & Canby Ave. Photo circa 1911

1st Northridge Church
ZELZAH NORSK EVANGELISK LUTHER'S KIRKE - first church to be constructed in Zelzah, was built in 1917, a project of six families of Norwegian descent. Still standing on Gresham St. just west of Reseda Blvd.

Zelzah Acres
Northern part of Zelzah Acres with tracks of Southern Pacific Railway in foreground.

Zelzah Grammer School
Aerial photo of southeast corner Reseda Blvd and Nordhoff St circa 1914.

Zelzah Grammer School

Early Zelzah bungelow
This home is most likely situated in the Old Northridge area near Reseda Blvd & Nordhoff St. There are a few similar homes still standing in that area from around 1914.

Reseda Blvd 1930s
View looking south from Devonshire St.

Super Service
Zelzah Super Service - the first in Zelzah, located at Reseda Blvd. & Gresham St.

Chatsworth Blvd
Chatsworth Blvd circa 1921

Reseda Blvd
Northward view of Reseda Blvd from near Parthenia. Zelzah Cafe offered furnished rooms. Note diagonal parking on west side of Reseda.

Name Change
July 1, 1929 - Zelzah becomes North Los Angeles with posting at the Railroad Depot.

Reseda Blvd Street Paving
Paving Reseda Blvd in the early 30's was a big event.

Northridge Drug
Original Northridge Drug & Ice Cream Parlour - 8765 Reseda Blvd.

Reseda Blvd Residence
North view of Reseda Blvd. in front of the Ullenswang home, where the first school teacher in Northridge resided.

Snow in Northridge?
This scene is from the 30's along Reseda Blvd near Gresham Street.

Snow at Nordhoff & Lindley 1948
Looking south from Nordhoff. Note Lindley - a two lane dirt road.

Lindley & Rayen 1956
Bucknam Family home at 8903 Lindley Ave. Note two lane road. Mr. Bucknam & son Neil are tending to plants which would currently be located in the middle of Lindley Ave.

Von Sternberg House
Home was located at 10000 Tampa, current site of Nobel Middle School. Built in 1935 and designed by architect Richard Neutra.

Horse Show
Sunday horse shows were weekly crowd-inducing events during the 40's, sponsored by the Northridge Horseman's Assocation.

Northridge Stampede
The Stampede parade held every year along Reseda Blvd. This photo shows the parade heading north at about Gresham St.

En Route to the Barbecue
These horseman are seen in 1945 heading to the Stampede and Barbecue

Orme Bros. Service Station
Orme Bros service station established in 1944. The oldest business in Northridge still owned by its founding family. Note garage in rear of photo is current location of Orme Bros. Allen's Market is brick building to left.

Orme Brothers
The Orme Bros shown in the early days of their gas station at Reseda & Parthenia St. Note sign in window having a little fun with the Stampede that paraded by their business each year.

John Sall Plumbing
Photo from 1940s of John Sall Plumbing located south of Parthenia on Reseda Blvd.

Northridge Farms 1957
Northridge Farms located near Reseda Blvd & Mayall St.

Northridge Market
Also known as the Downs Market located at Devonshire & Zelzah across from Devonshire Downs

Reseda Blvd.
Looking south from Gresham St early 50's. - note holiday decorations.

Aerial photo
From 1952, this aerial photo centered on what would become CSUN has the current streets overlaid in yellow.

Future site of CSUN
Clearing land in early 1956 for new campus.

Breaking Ground
Photo from early 1956 of land that would be eventually become CSUN.

Aerial photo of Northridge
1965-1969 view looking northeast with campus in the middle.

Parthenia & Reseda
Aerial view of Northridge intersection - 1963. Note railroad depot gone - no tunnel under tracks yet. Northridge Lumber in background - currently the oldest business in Northridge.

Northridge Library
Original Northridge Library before it was rebuilt.

Paint Store
Catalina Paint Store - 8814 Reseda Blvd. originally a hardware store. Green posts had cross bars to hitch horses in the Stampede Days

Old Northridge Landmark Map
The result of my research into Landmarks in the old Northridge Village area - Parthenia/Nordhoff & Wilbur/Lindley. Hard copies are available free upon request.

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