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Dapper 40s Couple

Dapper 40s Couple

Grandpa Grimme traveled a lot, and took a lot of Kodachromes with his Argus C3. This was in a slide tray that included a lot of friends, and clearly the photos were taken all over the country. I've tried to fashion a triangulation on "Sherwood Place," along with "Pineview Apartments" and an amusement park, to no avail. Time frame appears to be late 40s, based on the cars, and the slide frames, manufactured between 1939 and 1949. But I love the photo. Hope y'all do, too - and maybe there's a better detective out there than I have been. View full size.

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Ocean View site..

There used to be a very nice hotel and apartment building on that site.. the PINE CREST. By the 1960s it was more of a transient hotel. Torn down in the 1970s. Still a vacant lot at this point.

Attached is a post card of the building. They would have been standing just to the right of the building... the part that you can't see. There are several editions of the Post cards avail. on ebay if you need one.


Thanks, guys. That must be it, as the Grimmes lived on East Ocean View Avenue during World War II. Pineview Apartments must have been their home. Mom always said Grandpa helped design a church in Norfolk; I wonder if it was one of the churches nearby.

It is Norfolk

Wayne Johnston has nailed it. Here's a post card of Ocean View Amusement Park showing the Casino Theater building seen in dboynton's slide.

Norfolk VA Perhaps

This might be the corner of Sherwood Place and Ocean View Avenue in Norfolk VA. Nothing looks the same, except for the location of the fire hydrant.

Ocean View Amusement Park was located just down the road at Granby Street and Ocean View Avenue, about where the park appears to be in the background.

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