Monday, July 7, 2014

Coastal town sold, needs revenue

San Francisco Chronicle/Associated Press, 7/6/14. "Coastal California town sold for undisclosed price."

CA coastal town of Harmony, population 18
"HARMONY, Calif. (AP) — A small town midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Pacific Coast Highway has been sold for an undisclosed price.  The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports ( the buyers plan to restore the one-block, 2.5-acre town of Harmony.

....  The town was once famous for its "Doo Dah" parade. With nowhere to go in the one-block burg, the entries stayed in place while spectators circled the parade.  A Maine Coon cat was once proclaimed to be town mayor. More recently, Harmony is known for its listed population, perpetually consistent at 18.

A Los Angeles man whose family owned the town for 17 years said he couldn't invest the time and money it would take to keep Harmony the rustic artists' community it has become.  .... The town manager hopes the post office, which opened in 1914 and shut in 2008, might even reopen."  Read more.

Related - Daytrippen,  "Harmony, California is a nice side trip on your way to Hearst Castle.  ...With their Harmony Valley Creamery, the residents were granted a post office, making it an official town. The post office opened in 1915 and was in continuous operation up until a few years ago. .... Things to do Harmony, California: Back roads Gallery is a small gift and art shop. Harmony Glassworks is an excellent little glass making and blowing shop where you can watch demonstrations, get a tour, or even take classes."  Note:  photograph of downtown Harmony from the Daytrippen article.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe the hippies and nobees and nimbys from pacifica can be relocated down here?