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Meet the Marmon: 1925

Meet the Marmon: 1925

San Francisco circa 1925. "Marmon '74' Sedan." Advertised as "a luxurious closed car at practically the cost of an open car." Latest exhibit in the Shorpy Pantheon of Posthumous Phaetons. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.


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Re: Re: 275 Santa Clara Ave.

I doubt that the tree is the same one. The eucalyptus in the original photo is right on the edge of the slope, and the tree in question behind it is significantly further back and closer to the house. In the current street view, the big conifer in question is on the slope's edge where the original eucalyptus stood. But more importantly, tterrace, how the heck did you find the house?!?

[I think it's the conifer's trunk growth. I'd long thought some of these big houses in the Bygone Buggy series were in San Francisco's ritzy St. Francis Wood neighborhood, so my process was to search Bing Map's bird's eye views then check out likely prospects in Google Street View. Oh, the first step was having plenty of time on my hands. -tterrace]

Meh. I remain unconvinced about the tree, but I'm over that. I'm still just incredulous on your house find, no matter how much free time you have! I know I spent too much time last summer looking for this one without success. And now you'll probably show it to us after 5 minutes of effort...

Gone but not gone

Automobile production ceased years ago but Marmon continued on and, after several mutations, is now part of Bershire Hathaway.

Re: 275 Santa Clara Ave.

Could those be the same trees in front of the house 91 years later?

[Looks like the big one at right in the street view is there behind the eucalyptus in our photo. -tterrace]

275 Santa Clara Ave.

In the elegant St. Francis Wood neighborhood.

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