House I grew up in

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Date: After 1947 to Jun 1961
Location: Anaheim, Orange, California, United Statesmap
Surname/tag: Tschann
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I lived in this house from when I was 2 years old until I was 16 and we moved all the way to Garden Grove to a house next door to my aunt and uncle. The house, as built, was 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, with a large dining room, a tiny eat-in kitchen and a "back porch" between the kitchen and the back yard. The 2-car garage was detached and accessed by an alley, which was common at that time. The trash cans were kept in the alley and the trash trucks collected the trash there. Certainly nicer than putting cans at the front curb.

Milk was delivered in glass quart bottles to the front porch in a metal carrier and the empties were taken to be sterilized and re-used. (Recycling in the 50's!). We sometimes bought bread, etc. from the Helm's Bakery trucks. The Fuller Brush Man had us on his route and so did the Watkins sales person who both went door-to-door.

My early memories include the orange groves across the street before they were taken out and hundreds of post-war houses were built with slabs and wallboard. My parents were inordinately proud of the fact that our house had raised wood floors (beautiful oak that they covered up with carpet) and lath and plaster walls and ceilings.

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At some point, the powers that be decided that the entire road from the beach to somewhere way north of us should have one name for the entire distance. So our address went from 718 S. Palm St. to 718 S. Harbor Blvd. So far I've been unable to learn when that happened.
posted 14 Jun 2021 by Terry (Tschann) Skelton   [thank Terry]
Our house was one of the first post-war houses along this part of south Palm Street in Anaheim. The 2 lots to the north (left side of house) were empty then but on the other side of them is an older Craftsman house that my grandmother lived in for a time. The house on the corner (right of photo) was pre-existing. I never went into it, nor was I allowed to go into the neighboring houses, once they were built. Don't know why.
posted 14 Jun 2021 by Terry (Tschann) Skelton   [thank Terry]
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