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Vintage 1950s Ads for Cliff May Homes

Postby home_boy » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:59 am

These wonderful ads are not only fun, but very informative. The March 13, 1955 ad shows locations in SoCal that I never knew about before.
Sounds like I'll be doing some more detective work this weekend.
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I'll add more in the future.

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Postby Joe » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:16 pm

out-flipping-standing!

As a designer, it's great to see these ads. It also begins to give the SoCal Cliff May neighborhoods an identity with names, like "Park View." Kind of like how the Eichler neighborhoods are identified. Also, this helps us identify more CM location in SoCal. Afterall, 18,000 were built!

thanks, home-boy

ps. btw, my neighborhood is called Westward Ho. I haven't searched for ads yet, though.

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Postby Perks » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:16 pm

Great finds! I had no idea there were CM homes in Lancaster; I thought I knew that part of town better than that. I'll have to check them out this weekend when I'm up there. Probably not much left of their original features, though.

Anyone know about the place(s) in North Hollywood? The address pulls up a strip mall and I didn't see anything in the vicinity from the satellite maps.
Andy Perkins, Broker/Owner

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Postby Dan O. » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:37 pm

It would appear that most of the locations on the last ad were temporary(?) models that were located on heavily traveled thoroughfares and are probably long gone. The Encino location was a bit mysterious though, I did find a house at 16231 Dickens St. in Encino that may have possibly been a former model home (did part of Karen get renamed?), 16231 does not seem to match anything else on Dickens but I really can't pick out any Cliff May-specific details. I did have some success in finding the other Anaheim neighborhoods, check the following addresses:

1816 east charlestown dr, anaheim, ca

916 philadephia st, anaheim, ca

1184 west vermont ave, anaheim, ca

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Postby srk1941 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:43 pm

That's "Smog-Proof Anaheim"!
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Postby Stephen » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:03 pm

Stephen Meade
SoCal Realtor - DRE 01378749
Pacific West Assoc. of Realtors President-Elect
http://www.OCModHomes.com
http://www.CliffMaySocal.com
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Cliff May Homeowner

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Postby Joe » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:28 pm

holy crap! get them while they're hot!

restore it. rent it out until the market turns around, then sell it!

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So

Postby modfan » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:28 pm

George Holstein & Sons built em. Later on they became a big builder particularly in Orange County, and not necessarily Cliff May homes.
But I think they did use some other fairly well known architects. The also featured the over garage 'bonus room' (sometimes an A frame) and built a tract called 'Green Valley' in Fountain Valley and I think a tract my aunt lives in just south of South Coast Plaza.

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Postby Stephen » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:44 am

Stephen Meade

SoCal Realtor - DRE 01378749

Pacific West Assoc. of Realtors President-Elect

http://www.OCModHomes.com

http://www.CliffMaySocal.com

and

Cliff May Homeowner

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