17311 E. Cypress St., Covina, CA 91722

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17313 E. Cypress St., Covina, CA 91722I’ve got wonderful memories of my family while growing up here. I remember riding my moped to Greg and David Freeman’s who lived near my elementary school. I remember the several orange trees that produced a lot of fruit. I remember rolling those oranges across Cypress Street, trying to get cars to run over them. I remember falling off a long board that my sister and I propped up on the back wall, trying to get to my Aunt Karen’s sun deck on the roof. I remember my grandfather’s garage full of stuff, including the “Spaese Electronics” name on a white metal cabinet from a business he owned many years earlier and the hand-crank pencil sharpener next to the door as well as the large drill press. The memories here are strong and good. My aunt use to take my sister and I roller skating across the street at Northview High School, we played croquet on the front lawn and played hide-and-seek all over the property. And although none of these pictures show it, we had a swimming pool in the back yard that give countless hours of fun… we even had a slide.

These photos are from 2002…

These photos are from 2005…


We moved from 17311 E. Cypress St., Covina, CA 91722 around 1987. The house, and guest house at this site, ended up as a meth-house years later (so I’ve been told.) In 2005 I just happen to stop by and see the house being demolished – which is pretty amazing, considering I lived in Laguna Hills, CA at the time (about 45 miles)

These photos are from November 5, 2006…


The next time I visited in 2011, the property was a fenced-off, empty piece of property, with the horseshoe driveway and the tree we planted in front of the dining room window.

These photos are from 2011…


This weekend, I stopped by the property again. And again, my timing was oddly good, as the four brand new condos appear to have been completed just this week. There’s still a construction power hookup in the back parking lot that will likely be removed and all the doors have real estate lock boxes on the front doors. It looks like it’s finally time for new families to make memories there…

These photos are from October 11, 2014…

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