Highway 101 enters San Luis Obispo from the south in this view from the 1930s or 40s.
This undated photo shows what appears to be a new highway entry in to San Luis Obispo as Highway 101 makes a turn onto Marsh Street. My guess is this is from the 40s as the highway was improved at least once in that decade. It may be from the late 30s, I can’t find the tower marking the Fremont Theater which was built at the beginning of World War II. Any highway or city historians please chime in with a comment.
To see what it looked like a few years later as freeway construction began, click here
- Blasting Highway 101 near Pismo Beach
- Bridge to the past, the ghost of Highway 1
- 1965 Cayucos Highway 1
- Masonic Temple in San Luis Obispo dedicated
- San Luis Obispo Map, 1941