Photographing Around Old Town Lompoc

Today Courtney and I were looking for places around Lompoc to photograph, and we decided to hit Old Town Lompoc, and Surf Beach!

I’ve been trying to mix up my photography a little bit lately. The whole time we were shooting yesterday, I wanted to do it all in black and white! I think they look pretty neat, what about you? Check out the images below!

Lompoc has 40 murals all painted by local artists, depicting scenes of Lompoc’s heritage.

Lompoc has 40 murals all painted by local artists, depicting scenes of Lompoc’s heritage.

Lompoc was founded in 1874 as a temperance colony, but all the dynamite in the valley and mobs of ax-wielding women couldn’t keep liquor out of the town. A fierce Lompoc housewife named Mrs. J.B. Pierce appointed herself Lompoc’s Carrie Nation and gathered a band of ladies to fight the evils of alcohol. In 1883 they were part of a vigilante committee that strung a rope around the a building, yanked it off its foundation and pulled it for a block - booze spilling out as it went. As years passed, the “wets” grew in numbers and eventually the courts nullified the no-booze restrictions.

Lompoc was founded in 1874 as a temperance colony, but all the dynamite in the valley and mobs of ax-wielding women couldn’t keep liquor out of the town. A fierce Lompoc housewife named Mrs. J.B. Pierce appointed herself Lompoc’s Carrie Nation and gathered a band of ladies to fight the evils of alcohol. In 1883 they were part of a vigilante committee that strung a rope around the a building, yanked it off its foundation and pulled it for a block - booze spilling out as it went. As years passed, the “wets” grew in numbers and eventually the courts nullified the no-booze restrictions.

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Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church

Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church

Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church

Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church

Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church

Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church

The Lompoc Museum formerly known as the Carnegie Library

The Lompoc Museum formerly known as the Carnegie Library

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World War Monument -  The monument is inscribed with the words “In Honor of Our World War Heroes.” Originally dedicated in 1925 to honor Lompoc’s fallen soldiers.

World War Monument - The monument is inscribed with the words “In Honor of Our World War Heroes.” Originally dedicated in 1925 to honor Lompoc’s fallen soldiers.

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Old town Lompoc has some of the coolest houses!

Old town Lompoc has some of the coolest houses!

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I hope the trees on South H stay forever!

I hope the trees on South H stay forever!

They used to light the cross up every night, but I’m not too sure if they do it still..

They used to light the cross up every night, but I’m not too sure if they do it still..

Veterans Memorial Building

Veterans Memorial Building

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The Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building includes a propeller and propeller staff of a destroyer in honor of the victims of the Honda Point Disaster. On the night of September 8, 1923, seven ships ran aground at Honda Point; 23 were killed and numerous others were injured.

The Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building includes a propeller and propeller staff of a destroyer in honor of the victims of the Honda Point Disaster. On the night of September 8, 1923, seven ships ran aground at Honda Point; 23 were killed and numerous others were injured.

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Courtney, never afraid to get in the perfect spot to get the best angle!

Courtney, never afraid to get in the perfect spot to get the best angle!

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Lompoc Chamber of Commerce

Lompoc Chamber of Commerce

After exploring Old Town, we headed to Surf Beach!

After exploring Old Town, we headed to Surf Beach!

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I call this photo “Goodbye Colorado, please don’t call!”

I call this photo “Goodbye Colorado, please don’t call!”

Snowy Plover

Snowy Plover

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