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 in 1914. Note lone house in background. This house could be the one still standing at Rayen & Etiwanda built that same year.
First school in Northridge (Zelzah) was located at Gresham & Canby Ave. Photo circa 1911
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.
Northern part of Zelzah Acres with tracks of Southern Pacific Railway in foreground.
Aerial photo of southeast corner Reseda Blvd and Nordhoff St circa 1914.
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.
View looking south from Devonshire St.
Zelzah Super Service - the first in Zelzah, located at Reseda Blvd. & Gresham St.
Chatsworth Blvd circa 1921
Northward view of Reseda Blvd from near Parthenia. Zelzah Cafe offered furnished rooms. Note diagonal parking on west side of Reseda.
July 1, 1929 - Zelzah becomes North Los Angeles with posting at the Railroad Depot.
Paving Reseda Blvd in the early 30's was a big event.
Original Northridge Drug & Ice Cream Parlour - 8765 Reseda Blvd.
North view of Reseda Blvd. in front of the Ullenswang home, where the first school teacher in Northridge resided.
This scene is from the 30's along Reseda Blvd near Gresham Street.
Looking south from Nordhoff. Note Lindley - a two lane dirt road.
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.
Home was located at 10000 Tampa, current site of Nobel Middle School. Built in 1935 and designed by architect Richard Neutra.
Sunday horse shows were weekly crowd-inducing events during the 40's, sponsored by the Northridge Horseman's Assocation.
The Stampede parade held every year along Reseda Blvd. This photo shows the parade heading north at about Gresham St.
These horseman are seen in 1945 heading to the Stampede and Barbecue
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.
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.
Photo from 1940s of John Sall Plumbing located south of Parthenia on Reseda Blvd.
Northridge Farms located near Reseda Blvd & Mayall St.
Also known as the Downs Market located at Devonshire & Zelzah across from Devonshire Downs
Looking south from Gresham St early 50's. - note holiday decorations.
From 1952, this aerial photo centered on what would become CSUN has the current streets overlaid in yellow.
Clearing land in early 1956 for new campus.
Photo from early 1956 of land that would be eventually become CSUN.
1965-1969 view looking northeast with campus in the middle.
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.
Original Northridge Library before it was rebuilt.
Catalina Paint Store - 8814 Reseda Blvd. originally a hardware store. Green posts had cross bars to hitch horses in the Stampede Days
The result of my research into Landmarks in the old Northridge Village area - Parthenia/Nordhoff & Wilbur/Lindley. Hard copies are available free upon request.