Historic Newport

Charlie’s Chili, May 1975

Photo courtesy Orange County Archives. Photo by Werner Weiss, from the Werner Weiss Collection, Acc#2013.6.

It looks a bit different now, but here’s a snapshot of Charlie’s Chili from May of 1975. That mustache is serious business! ‪#‎tbt‬ ‪#‎throwbackthursday‬ Photo courtesy Orange County Archives. Photo by Werner Weiss, from the Werner Weiss Collection, Acc#2013.6.

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Balboa Market Flashback

Balboa Market, credit unknown

I cancelled the old TBT because I’m having serious nostalgia for the old Balboa Market. Here are some photos of one of the most iconic buildings in Newport, torn down to put a parking lot on it. The city will be doing something similar with the old Blockbuster building– a building I personally find to be beautiful, but I know …

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