A view of Higuera Street looking East, with the Maino Building at right and Woolworth’s (now The Network Mall). The date is not specific on the sleeve and it may have been part of an advertising package rather than a news story. As has been remarked in previous entries the city looks barren without trees but times were changing, thanks in part to William Edward Flory San Luis Obispo, parks and recreation director. The tree story ran November 30, 1963 and talked about how soon Higuera Street would have carrotwood trees. The changes were related to the proposals to improve downtown including Mission Plaza.
Guy Crabb, author of San Luis Obispo 100 Years of Downtown Businesses: Higuera Street documents the changing face of the street.