Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Lido Isle

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Lido Isle Newport Beach CA[edit]

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Original – Lido Isle Newport Beach
Reason
Aerial photo of one of Newport Beach's inner Harbor Island, Lido Isle, Newport Beach this was the first place in the state of California to have underground utilities. In 1906, what now is Lido Isle (then originally a sandbar), it was incorporated as part of the City of Newport Beach. The Pacific Electric Railway Company’s "Red Car Line" from Los Angeles to Balboa was completed at that time, as well, helping make Newport Bay a popular vacation spot. The railway sold off surplus right-of-way land in 1923, and what was to become Lido Isle, Newport Beach (then Huntington Island, before that Electric Island) was sold for $45,000 to oilman W.K. Parkinson for development as a commercial shipyard. After dredging the island up to about 11 feet above the mean high tide line, his commercial project never materialized, and in 1928, the land was purchased by an investment group headed by developer William Clarke Crittenden. Crittenden, along with Swiss architect Franz Herding, envisioned a plan for developing Lido as a Mediterranean-themed residential resort area, patterned—and named—after the famous Lido of Venice, a beautiful (and one of Europe’s most fashionable at the time) resort on Italy’s Adriatic coast.
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Newport Beach Lido Isle, Newport Beach
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Creator
WPPilot
  • Support as nominator --WPPilot 12:39, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Seems good, however does feel hazy at the top portions. I do like how the main center of the this picture is the island which is nice. ///EuroCarGT 04:21, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment - The image is listed as being in use in two articles but it does not seem appear in the first article.-Godot13 (talk) 07:00, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 13:00, 23 January 2014 (UTC)