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"I am OMI" - Places

1911 Lakeview map

However great the cultural, racial, generational, educational or socioeconomic divides between people in the OMI, there will always be the shared heritage of the land.

There are places in the OMI's living memory---the El Rey Theater, the "Red Roof", and Homewood Terrace---and those that photographs and old articles carry to the present. Here we will bring the tales of racetracks and dogtracks, of "Lakeview" and the Brooks home, of the old firehouse and the Broad Street barbers.

Tell us your memories of the businesses, churches, schools and streets of the OMI on our message board.

Ocean View Ingleside Terraces Ingleside/Lakeview
Ocean View Park Giant Sundial Ingleside Racetrack
Ocean View Photos Sundial Brochure More on the Ingleside Racetrack
Sheridan School Ingleside Terraces Photos Ingleside Library
Old Balboa/Westwood Theater El Rey Theater Ingleside/Lakeview Photos
Niantic Street Shacks House of Refuge Lot Ingleside Presbyterian Church
Brooks Home/Brooks Park 90 Cedro Avenue

Image: 1911 map of the Ingleside (then called Lakeview). Courtesy of Greg Gaar.

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California Stories: Communities Speak

This project is made possible by a grant from the CALIFORNIA COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES with generous support from the San Francisco Foundation, as part of the Council's statewide California Stories Initiative. The COUNCIL is an independent non-profit organization and a state affiliate of the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES. For more information on the Council and the California Stories Initiative, visit www.californiastories.org.

Page launched 4 July 2003; Updated 10 March 2004.