If you have a question, ask us! If we can't find the answer, maybe other Ventura locals will.
Click below to see Ventura History questions from our other visitors...
Chinese Gardens Not rated yet
Does anyone remember the Chinese Gardens Restaurant across from the Old Mission? It was old in the '50's, and had cubicles with doors to close off for …
old home on bristol rd Not rated yet
I lived in "Bristol Bay" during the 1980s. There was an old house, quite large, on the corner of Bristol and either Fawn or Argall. It seems to be gone! …
Christmass in Ventura Not rated yet
I would like to see some photos of the Main Street Christmas decorations in Ventura in the 50's and 60's
the sidecar restaurant Not rated yet
I'd like to know if anyone has ever died at the sidecar restaurant in Ventura California, in the past 1930's to now (2016)?
1930s and 40s politics Not rated yet
What were the local politics of the county like in those times? Did we have mayors? Who were they?
Gold Not rated yet
Does any one know of the Gold rush at Emma wood beach late 1800?
street name and numbers Not rated yet
Was there ever a street address of 185 W. Main street in Ventura? And what year did the name change from Camino Real to Main street?
stagecoach inn in Pierpont Not rated yet
There is an older building on Pittsfield Lane in Pierpont that is said to have been a stagecoach inn and built in the early 1900's. Do you have any history …
Ventura boarding house Not rated yet
Information on the Smith boarding house Ventura California. Trying to find out where the location of this building was and any other information.
1872 Courthouse location Not rated yet
Where was the original 1872 Ventura county courthouse located--the one before the 1913 one on Poli
The Cunnane Tract Not rated yet
Do you have any information about Dr. Thomas E Cunnane, his wife Ellen Blair, and the tract of land known as the Cunnane Tract? My husband is the grandson …
Streets Not rated yet
Who found bard lane street in ventura
Grant Park Not rated yet
Isn't Grant Park still a public city owned
I believe only the Serra Cross was purchased by San Buenaventura Heritage (after an atheist from San …
name of a school Not rated yet
what was the name of the girls nursing school that use to be in Ventura ca. in 1973. Trying to locate someone from of old. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org …
The de leon hotel on main street Not rated yet
Hi so i found in old picture of a really big hotel that was on main street in the 30's ? Or 60's in ventura called the hotel de leon or rose hotel before …
Day Road. Not rated yet
Does anyone know the history of Day road in ventura? Ive heard that it was an Apricot ranch but not sure, also what is the history of the Day family...Thank …
Eric Ericksons Viking Carving Not rated yet
Does anyone know what happened to the Viking Carving that stood in front of Eric Erickson's Restaurant, both on Seaward Avenue and when they moved to the …
business inquiry Not rated yet
does anyone remember a dog grooming business in ventura by the name of PIERPONT POODLES?
boarding house in 1964 Not rated yet
I'm looking for information on any boarding houses the we had around 1964.
The "Walton House" Not rated yet
Do you know the history of the "Walton House" on Palm near Thompson. Was it moved there from another site?
Parr Kennard Not rated yet
Any information on Elizabeth Parr and Professor Kennard from 1890 to 1910?
Green Mill Ball Room Not rated yet
I have lived in Ventura since I was 10 months old. I am 73 now. When I was a very young kid, my parents used to go to dances and concerts at a place …
Coast Little League Not rated yet
I was wondering why they closed the field. It was located east of the current boys and girls club on the avenue. That was the place to be in the late …
Bradley ranch Not rated yet
Any photos of the original Bradley ranch on Bradley Road?
Downtown Hotels Not rated yet
Who is the Hamilton Hotel in downtown Ventura named after ?
Two Trees (Five Trees) Not rated yet
There is a well established hiking trail (path) going up to Two Trees. The sheriff's department are now agressively enforcing the "no trespassing" penal …
Two trees Not rated yet
In the 60's or 70's there was an album cover featuring the two trees. I am looking for the name of the album
Old wheels Not rated yet
Where can I find some old wheels in the Ventura County area?
San Buena Ventura Not rated yet
When will the city restore the original and historical name of San Buena Ventura??
Ivory Tower Not rated yet
Do you know why the Ventura City Hall is called by many the Ivory Tower? Do you know why the administrative employees in the Ivory Tower are called the …
Prior mayor Not rated yet
Who was the mayor of Ventura in July, 1971?
Life in Ventura film Not rated yet
I remember of a short film made in the late 1940's. They film a portion of that of children at the Ventura Park. Does anyone know anything about it and …
early schools Not rated yet
was there a normal school for girls in the early 1900's?
VENTURA HISTORY Not rated yet
What was located at 490 N. Ventura Ave int he 1930's?
Sidecar Restaurant Not rated yet
What is the history of the Sidecar Restaurant? When did it first open?
santa ana road Not rated yet
Does anyone have pictures from the late twenties thru the fiftie
of the fishing cabins on Santa Ana Road near Foster Park? I have a house at 8147 Santa …
Historical Photo Not rated yet
Would like to find a picture of what the hospital looked like in 1972.
city hall history Not rated yet
Many, many years ago an old timer said that the county could not decide where to or how to build the county building and courthouse. So a couple of business …
Shell Oil Company Not rated yet
What is the history of the Shell Oil Company in Ventura, CA.
Ventura County Medical Center Not rated yet
When was the present day VCMC built? Today my husband and I were at Reid's Appliance on Main Street. There was an amazing arial photo of Ventura in 1948 …
Chinese Terraces Not rated yet
Were there Chinese Terraces used for farming on the West hillside of Grant Park, near Cedar St. If there were any Chinese Terraces in Ventura in the 1800's …
THE COURTHOUSE FACES Not rated yet
Many moons ago I remember seeing one or more of the faces (supposedly left over from the old Ventura Courthouse construction) attached to a building or …
Historical picture Not rated yet
Is there a historical picture of the Ventura area, specifically Seaward and Thompson before there were buildings?
Meryls Drive In Not rated yet
Does anyone have an old picture of Meryls Drive in i n Ventura?
Other information such as when it was established and demolished would be helpful.
hat day Not rated yet
What year was hat day?
Ventura County Courthouse Tower Clock Not rated yet
During 1900 a Seth Thomas Tower Clock was intalled at the 1875 Ventura Courthouse on Santa Clara St. The clock was salvaged when the Courthouse was demolished …
Ventura Avenue Bowling Alley Not rated yet
what was the address and what year did it open and close? Any other fun facts you might know. Thank you
N. Ventura Annexation timeline Not rated yet
Over the years, parts of the N. Ventura Avenue have been annexed by the City of San Buenaventura, I think up to Ramona was in the 1960's and then later …
Click here to write your own.