Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pre Donna Pier



Courtesy Marilyn (Whitney) Collins

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

M & M Marina


In photo driving the forklift Marilyn Whitney standing Merton Whitney owner's of the marina.
1312 5th Avenue South
Phone # MIdway 2-4656

Friday, October 28, 2011

Beach Store Summer 1968


Dab Barber, Norman Zeller & Brookside Homeboy.

Photo credit Jeannie Cornett

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

House Of High Fidelity


House of High Fidelity had the coolest rockin' FREE jukebox loaded with some of the best rock & roll in the 60's. A great way to spend Saturdays...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Old Naples Lemonade Stand 1950's


Left to Right: Barbara Rihm, Sally Dun, Kathy Dun, Kathy Keely & Petey Dun
Photo taken at the corner of Broad Avenue South & 2nd Street South.
Photo credit Kathy Keely Smith

Sunday, October 16, 2011

USS Marlin @ the Pier late 1950's



Wikipedia link to the submarine believe it or not it's still around but land locked!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Marlin_(SST-2)

Photo credit Kathy Keely Smith

Monday, September 6, 2010

April 17th 1962


Photo credit Kathy Keely Smith

Monday, August 30, 2010

Isle Of Capri


Isle of Capri barely developed & 951 stops at the turn off.
Photo credit Kathy Keely Smith

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mid 50's Aerial Photo's #1


The next few photo's are a series of shots starting at the East Trail & working north.
Photo credit Kathy Keely Smith

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wiggins Pass Area


Undated photo.
Photo credit Kathy Keely Smith

Monday, August 16, 2010

4 Corners 5th Avenue South & North 41


This is the earliest aerial photo I've ever seen even Club 41 on 4 Corners (instead of the Gulf Station). Love the school bus on Central Avenue.

Photo credit Kathy Keely Smith

Naples Park, Vanderbilt Beach & Wiggins Pass Area

Good shot of Naples Memorial Gardens like I always said people are dying to get into Naples Park ;)

Undated photo credit Kathy Keely Smith

Friday, August 13, 2010

Pre Donna Pier

Kathy Keely Smith's unreal early pier photo.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Boston Whaler Ad




My dad bought an early Boston Whaler from Phil Morse at Boat Haven. This is a picture from one of the original ads. Somewhere there is a picture of the aft section being driven away with an outboard while another fellow rows the bow section in another direction.

This one . . . I'm still lookin' for the guy rowing the bow section . . .

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Marco Beach


Taken from Marco Beach Hotel & Villas.

Friday, June 11, 2010

1961 Junior Deputy Program Promotional Film

videoAll the local 60's police celebrities! Doug Hendry, Aubrey Rogers, John Rogers & Don Harris. I did one or two of these camp outs & NEVER want to hear "99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall" again. Had a run in with at least one these folks, sure could rain on some Halloween fun.

Film courtesy Capt Mark Baker.
Again many thanks to GC Homeboy for the find!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Real Naples On Facebook

The Real Naples is on Facebook now! Photo's only with a brief description (I'm bored with my stories its easier this way).

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Real-Naples/120102424698135?v=wall

Friday, June 4, 2010

The "GREATEST" Naples Roadtrip!




I don't know if this relates to Naples but in Homeboy's kookie little world it does. Plus the Rolling Stones album Exile On Main Street just got re released so I'm gonna let this fly. Me & 3 of my friends (Andy Mclenon, Scott Kepp & Barry Johnson) loaded up & drove to Charlotte North Carolina to see the Stones. Incredible tickets front center, 10 feet back in front Keith's amp wholly cow one of the truly greatest things, show, summer vacation in one trip, one summer. Scott has since passed away & so this is kinda my little tribute to him & the summer of 72. If you ever read how how good the Stones were that year triple that by times 10, its still burnt into my memory...

Middle photo: Scott Kepp all others Brookside Homeboy.

Naples Police Department August 1964


From left: Policeman 1st Class Winebrenner, Desk Officer Kaester, Sergeant Bliss, Sergeant Bass, Desk Officer Wall, Sergeant Alexander, Policeman 1st Class Spohn, Policeman 1st Class Jones, Policeman 1st Class Hayes, Patrolman Grimm, Patrolman Young, Chief Of Police Caruthers.
Missing Desk Officer Holzhausen, Patrolman Dampier.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Naples Airport @ Radio Road


You can see the forestry fire tower off in the distance on Radio Road.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

School Crossing On 2 Lane North 41


Jeff, Vince & Linda Wood crossing Highway 41 @ 14th Avenue North (Pippins or Chris' Gourmet Castle) Sergeant Bob Dennis NPD stopping traffic.
Photo probably taken in 1964

Saturday, May 8, 2010

3rd Street South


Courtesy David Sorokoty

Omah Clark's Bar



Don't drink but if you do buy it here! Great slogan for those days & probably for these days too :) This bar sat on the southwest corner of 41 & 4th Avenue South. As you can see from the top picture it sat right in Nicks Liquor's driveway. From the looks of the bottom picture any moment all hell could break loose. Always have to be careful with rowdy people in business suits...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lake Park Area From Goodlette Road


In this photo the old Lake Park Elementary School, Goodlette Road newly paved, the railroad tracks along Goodlette, the rear of Chris' Gourmet Castle.
Also the empty field between Royal Castle & Chris' Gourmet Castle.
Retouched repost photo taken August 16th 1968.
Courtesy of the Les Whitaker Jr. family.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Beach Store



I believe this was toward the end of the Beach Store & the beginning of the change of 50's, 60's & 70's Naples. Odd things that slip your mind the city's fiberglass garbage cans & the old telephone booth...

Photo's taken June 1974 courtesy Howard Green

Jim B thank you for your comments, it truly makes this worth doing! BH

Friday, April 23, 2010

Some Naples 60's & 70's Era Characters







A good number of these people have passed away & when my mind wanders back then it gets pretty sad. This is my little tribute to some these guys. If you lived here back then you probably knew some of them.

1st photo: Brent Collins & Johnny Frye
2nd photo: Jeff Barber & Roger Morris
3rd photo: Dab Barber
4th photo: Dave Clements
5th photo: Brad Macintire & Danny Farmer
6th photo: Brookside Homeboy

Note to readers please pay attention, the 3 words "A GOOD NUMBER" of these people have passed away. Please don't panic & think you might have died. If that was true you wouldn't be reading this because I Brookside Homeboy am still among the living. :)

My favorite Jeff Barber story is he would stand on the pier & tell tourists that the pier was there to separate the salt water side from the fresh water side. You could catch fresh water fish on one side & salt water fish from the the other side. :)

Photo's #1-5 Courtesy Kathy Keely Smith
Photo #6 Courtesy Howard Green

4th Avenue North & 41

Interesting in this photo Thunderbird Motel, the Esso Gas Station, Tropics Drive-In & Dairy Queen which believe it or not is still there. Also in this photo Mr. Donut, Barley's Paint Store, OK Tire Store & Pittman Funeral Home.
Courtesy the Les Whitaker Jr. family.
Retouched photo taken August 16th 1968