1953 photo of China Cove from the OC Archives – the Kerckhoff Marine Lab is prominent and upon closer inspection a few other surviving homes can be found as well.
2700 Bayview: Looks very different today but the 1929 home is right at the top of the stairs going down to China Cove
214 Goldenrod: Appears identical to how it looks today although the 1930 house is currently flanked by construction sites as the houses on either side are recent teardowns
2608 Cove: 1949 cottage was just 4 years old at the time but looks to be identical to how it is today
2708 Cove: Tucked in the back is this 1946 cottage which retains a similar shape although the beachfront garage appears to have been wisely converted to a bedroom