Centennial Corridor right-of-way



Right-of-way for the Centennial Corridor freeway, thru Bakerfield's Westpark neighborhood. ⬅North

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

4404 Marella Way

Interior photos are further below.

This house was purchased new in July 1975 for $53,900. Sold to the city of Bakersfield in June 2016 for $240,000.
(photo taken September 6th, 2016)
4404 Marella Way in center, 4400 to the right. (photo taken November 23rd, 2016)
To the right, 4400 Marella Way has been demolished. (photo taken December 14th, 2016)
Under preparations for demolition. (photo taken January 5th, 2017)
(photo taken January 19th, 2017)
(photo taken January 19th, 2017)
(photo taken January 19th, 2017)
(photo taken January 19th, 2017)



(photo taken January 19th, 2017)
(photo taken January 21st, 2017)




4404 Marella Way, (videos)

Videos from January 19th, 2016.



Monday, March 6, 2017

4216 Hillsborough Drive

4216 Hillsborough Dr on left, 4212 on the right. (Photo taken September 6th, 2016)
(Street view from June 2014, courtesy of Bing/Microsoft)
Site of 4216 Hillsborough. (Photo taken December 17th, 2016)
Ads from the Bakersfield Californian newspaper, July 10th and October 10th, 1976.

(Photo courtesy of Redfin.com)
(Photo courtesy of Redfin.com)
(Photo courtesy of Redfin.com)
(Photo courtesy of Redfin.com)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Westpark Sales Ad

Courtesy of the Bakersfield Californian
From the April 7th, 1974 issue of the newspaper.
Click here to view the full sized ad in another window.
The model house for the tract was at 4412 Marella Way.
From The Bakersfield Californian, Sunday, October 23rd, 1977.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

4414 Kensington Avenue

This house was purchased new in December 1974 for $61,500. Sold to the city of Bakersfield in September 2016 for $267,000.
(photo taken February 3rd, 2017)
Note: 4408 Kensington is to the right. (photo taken September 6th 2016)
Moving day. (photo taken November 23rd, 2016)
1974 Time Capsule.




Gloomy morning, a sign of things to come.
Site of 4507 Woodlake in foreground. (photo taken January 17th, 2017)
Demo complete. (photo taken February 21st, 2017)
Looking east towards Malibu Court. (photo taken February 21st, 2017)
Like it was never even there. (photo taken February 28th, 2017)
It is the future site of the 58 freeway's westbound lanes.



Before (with 4500 Woodlake Drive in background)

After (similar view)
These three houses on Woodlake Dr. will be demolished as part of Phase 17.



Sunday, January 1, 2017

Some Before & After

Looking north on Del Rey Court, towards California Ave. (photo taken September 5th, 2016)

Same location. (photo taken December 22, 2016)

Looking east, near 4306 La Mirada Drive. Photo from June 2014. (courtesy Microsoft/Bing Maps)

Same location as above. (Photo taken September 5th, 2016)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

4224 & 4220 La Mirada Drive

4224 La Mirada Dr on left, 4220 on right.
Street View courtesy of Google. Taken December 2011.
Site of 4224 La Mirada Drive on left, 4220 to the right. (photo taken September 5th, 2016
Taken from site of 4233 La Mirada Dr (photo taken November 14th, 2016)
4224 La Mirada Dr on left, 4220 on right.
Street View courtesy of Bing/Microsoft. Taken June 2014
Site of 4224 La Mirada Dr on left, 4220 to the right, 4204 Hillsborough in rear. (photo taken September 5th, 2016)
Site of 4220 La Mirada Dr in front, site of 4212 behind, and 4204 still standing to rear left. (photo taken 9/5/16)
Site of 4220 La Mirada. In center is 4312 Kentfield, to right with palm tree is 4204 Hillsborough.
(photo taken November 11, 2016)
Two additional houses have been cleared. (photo taken 12/17/16)