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No. Vol. Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Old Town San Diego … The scramble did not end until August, 1902, when the Chamber of Commerce began its campaign for a comprehensive City Park plan and improvement program. For many years Golden Hill Park was the greenest, most admired area of City Park.73 This section contained City Park’s first golf course-a nine-hole, oiled-green, dirt fairway creation, San Diego’s first park playground.74 Unfortunately a seven year drought in the 1890’s killed off the west side of Golden Hill Park, about two-thirds of the Ladies Annex plantings and much of the Howard Tract improvements. Immediately a “public safety committee,” composed of G.W. SDU, 12/30/86, 3:4, “The City Park Reserve,” Letter to the Editor from “Anti-Monopoly.” The letter’s view finds some support in the Union ad section of the same day (p. 6, c. 2), which contained this notice: Who will be given the next slice?” Now we know the answer was ‘many others,’ and sometimes more than once or twice. Ibid., 1 p. letter of 1/21/97, attached to Doc. 3. The San Diego History Center is funded in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and by the County of San Diego. (San Diego: typescript, n.d.), V. 111, p. 476; Calif. (SDU, 6/23/70, 2:3). 119. “My recollection is that you and I really located the park. The beneficial included a suggestion of up to $5,000 annual City funding of park beautification; a $100,000 bond issue for park dams, lakes and boulevards and the recommendation of Kate Sessions that F.L. 1649 El Prado, Suite #3 San Diego, CA 92101, For research questions: 60. Kate Sessions was born in San Francisco in 1857 and studied agriculture at the University of California at Berkeley in 1878-81.80 Kate came to San Diego in 1883 and opened a nursery on Coronado Island in 1885.81 Later land prices soared there and in January, 1892, Miss Sessions asked the Common Council to lease her a part of City Park where she could establish a commercial and experimental nursery. She felt that the nursery, open to the public (on foot) and planted with both native and previously untested exotic species, would provide, “a continual incentive to our citizens to encourage and foster work in our park.”82, On February 16, 1892, the City approved a ten year lease to Kate Sessions of thirty-two acres in the northwest corner of City Park, away from the most likely area of early public improvements at the southwest.83 In return for the nursery land and free City water, Sessions was to plant and maintain in the park each year, 100 “choice and varied sorts of trees” for the City and provide annually 300 “ornamental trees” in crocks or boxes to plant in City streets, plazas and playgrounds.84 Every year thereafter Kate gave the City more trees than her lease required and she never used more than ten of the thirty-two acres leased.85, Within a few months of securing the lease, Kate had cleared the land of sagebrush and stones and planted thousands of items. San Diego Union (hereinafter SDU), 11/4/69, p. 2; (column) 3. He then called off the duel. Bush did not go on the ground, but agreed to what we recommended. San Diego stands today on the threshold of a new era. San Diego History Center Now! 39. In 1889-90 the Ladies Annex of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, led by Mrs. Ben Lake, raised $514 and planted trees and bushes on fourteen acres at the west side of City Park between Juniper and Palm streets.59 The Ladies Annex wanted a park area embellished with shade trees, shrubs, flowers and “booths or other buildings suitable for recreation,” where they could take family and friends.60 The ladies saw their work, much as Howard did his, as “a nucleus for other park improvements.”61 They also knew of the current, Anglo-American, practical rationale for large, public urban parks: “for as the lungs are to a human body, so is a park the breathing spot of the people, and if these efforts are successful, they will prove a lasting boon to the City of San Diego and a crown of glory to the Ladies Annex.”62 The women’s group chose to improve, with City approval, a two acre parcel in City Park near Date Street and an 11.9 acre site between Ivy and Palm, also at the west edge of the park.63 The ladies had clear knowledge of the Romantic, Picturesque school of landscape gardening championed by Frederick Law Olmsted. A lady who has been observing their frolics says that the pair have chewed off about thirty-six of these shrubs.71, In 1889-90, residents of the Golden Hill neighborhood, led by neighbors Leroy Wright and Mathias Heller, began to plant and maintain the adjacent southeast corner of City Park.72 The improvements may have been inspired by the contemporary ones of the Howard Tract and Ladies Annex. Daniel Cleveland, friend of E.W. SDU, 12/3/87, 5:5. in “Scrapbook of Clara A. Schmucker,” p. 24-5, SDHC (hereinafter, “Cleveland/Schmucker”). They have given seventeen acres of it to the richest and most able to pay power in the world. Tears came to our eyes, our disappointment was so great.”70 Nonetheless the Ladies Annex efforts did not totally lack for admirers. Whether Morse, Estudillo or someone else first thought to save pueblo land with a public park, temporarily or permanently, they came from cultures with long, similar public park traditions and they showed sincere appreciation of San Diego’s City Park in the following years. In June the Pastime and Silver Gate gun clubs obtained City approval to use (but not lease) one acre of the park near Cabrillo Canyon and the line of Maple Street for a trap shooting range.94 At the same time the Common Council (Delegates and Aldermen) approved the petition of Company “A,” National Guard Naval Reserve, to operate a rifle range in City Park near the range already occupied by Company “B.”95 In December, 1893, the Delegates moved to let Mr. Timothy Ryan “occupy” 200 to 300 acres of City Park with his plant nursery for twenty-five years! . I really didn’t have in mind that the land should be used for a public park, but merely as a means of saving it for the city. it was later razed; the original school was returned and reconstructed on this site. Smythe, p. 619, refers only to “prompt and strenuous action by friends of the park” in 1870. Call Community. In 1890-91, San Diegans, encouraged by the Howard Tract, Ladies Annex and Golden Hill activities in City Park, proposed both some constructive and some detrimental projects for the large reserve. The Schoolhouse was operated by the San Diego Historical Days Association until 2013 when it was given to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Check out one of our many parks below to find your ideal camping destination. Balboa Park. 90. Marston, Daniel Cleveland and three or four others, drew up and printed a petition addressed to the state legislature requesting that the 1870 park bill be “not repealed or in any wise amended.”29 Ten or twelve canvassers rushed through San Diego and within about one hour obtained 366 signatures for the petition.30 The signers included prominent citizens: E.W. While the Howard Tract, Ladies Annex and Golden Hill improvements in City Park brought both constructive and questionable proposals for the park’s further development, the Sessions nursery lease brought on a veritable landslide of requests and suggestions for more intense private and public use of City Park. Smythe, p. 619. Things to Know: 1. Are you ready to experience the San Diego wilderness? “Preamble & Resolution granting A. Wentscher a portion of City Park for a Powder Magazine.” Los Angeles Times, 4/28/95, n.p., “Flower Culture. And that is the story of the origin of the park.”16 We cannot verify now whether Morse or Estudillo got the park idea first, but the latter seemed to share the fear of others that after a few more Hortonian deals the City would find itself with no public lands and little income to show for the sales. The Unionnoted that among those most against selling or bartering parts of City Park were speculators, “connected with land-grabbing syndicates,” who owned land near the park and feared deflationary prices if more choice, adjacent land was put on the market.47. Daniel Cleveland, who helped draw up the 1871 park petition, was a one-time Mayor of San Antonio, Texas (1865), an amateur botanist and naturalist. The water company sent notices prohibiting that but then relented and let the practice continue to save the new trees.68 Soon thereafter, San Diego’s State Senator, W.W. Bowers, claimed credit for obtaining the water company’s mercy. SDU, 9/22/35, n.p., Ada Perry, “Kate Sessions’ Title ‘Mother of Park’ Earned One,” in Kate Sessions Notebook, Kate Sessions Box File, SDHC. E.A. 77. 50. I don’t remember the details, but I am sure the other trustees (Bush and Manasse) took little interest in park matters, and that you were earnestly with me until it was finally clinched. The Allyn bequest (not used until 1903), previous park improvement talk (mainly by Sessions, Maize and Marston) and the realization that park land grabbers would keep coming back for more until a complete park plan was undertaken, brought City Park matters to a head by September, 1899. Horn, Part 1, p. 10. Editorial, “Our Public Park.”. Gregory E. Montes graduated from Yale University School of Architecture in 1972 with a Master of Architecture degree. “We were all hungry to see green grass and trees. At the 191S Exposition in Balboa Park, J.G. Ordinance No. No. The similar, pre-19th century experiences of the Anglo and Spanish-American worlds with public grounds on communal lands derive ultimately from the parallel medieval and ancient Roman laws on colonization and municipal rights in Britain and Spain.21. No. 153, City Ordinances Folder, Box File #3-Early Correspondence, G.W. Witherby) and $300,000 from Howard and friends.50, In making the request, Howard underlined an aspect of City Park which put it under increasing development pressures. Editor James Moss Perhaps study of the brave defense of that park in earlier, equally difficult times can help us enjoy the park more and do better for it and ourselves in the future. Horton paid about 27 cents per acre but made thousands when he resold the land located strategically at what he called New Town and what is now bustling downtown San Diego. Horn, Part II, p. 18. On July 4, 1903, 600 trees were planted under the auspices of two fraternal orders and the Park Committee, but Parsons and his partner George Cooke were not present until July 30 to supervise park work. the whole Park will be covered with wild flowers in beautiful variety and profusion. Paul Zucker, Town and Square. At this stage of deterioration theUnion stepped in to remonstrate. The growth was to come from completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1868 and increased migration to California. From the Agora to the Village Green (N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 1959), pp. Petition of September 17, 1890. that Morse should be recognized as founder of City (later Balboa) Park because: “Largely through his personal efforts and influence, as a prominent and influential citizen of San Diego, he secured the adoption of the (park reservation) ordinance.” Daniel Cleveland, “San Diego Pioneer Tells History of Balboa Park,” n.d. 7. Cleveland/Schmucker incorrectly states that the Woman’s Home grant was 20 instead of 5 acres. I can think of no other person who did as much as you to save it.”, Smythe, p. 284, reports also that: “With characteristic steadfastness he (Morse) was a friend of the park to the end, and stood up for its preservation and improvement, even when others weakened.” Smythe, p. 619, states that until his death in 1906, Morse was, one of the park’s staunchest friends and in the front of every fight for it.”, 14. CCO, B.P.-1, Doc. Rm., San Diego Public Library. The rancher did and allowed that it was a fairly good description of himself. California — The City Built Around a Park (San Diego: n.d., ca. See: SDU, 1/1 /99,1:5; 9/1/99, 6:1,2, on the $100,000 contribution of Judge Witherby. Howard said that his group could obtain free land elsewhere but wanted the charitable institutions, “near the heart of our city, within easy access of the larger number of those they are intended to benefit.”51, On December 2, 1887 the City Trustees granted 100 acres to Howard and Company and also five acres nearby to the Woman’s Home Association on which to house indigent and poor women.52 The large size of the Howard grant and the number of buildings proposed for it, on high City Park land with some of the best views, apparently alerted George Marston to the dangers of park incursion. The park is named for Don Juan Pantoja y Arriola, a Spanish navigator who drew the first map of San Diego Bay in 1782. 52. Florence Christman, The Romance of Balboa Park. 79. Don’t barter the natural beauty of the Park for a few dollars rental.108, The City Park cause received major impetus in March, 1899, when the will of Dr. John Allyn bequeathed $3,000 for City Park landscaping and roads.109. Despite rife land speculation in San Diego, City Park remained intact until 1902 mainly due to the efforts of relatively few, although well-placed people who appreciated the unique, mild climate, diverse vegetation and dramatic scenery of San Diego. Of San Diego’s considerable sights, 1,078-acre Balboa Park, particularly its world-famous zoo, is one of the best-known and best-loved attractions for City residents and visitors. CCO, B.P.-1, Doc. The park has basketball and t… CCO, B. P. – 1, Doc. The City Park advocates learned and convinced others, especially from the example of New York’s Central Park, that a large, well-designed public park could improve not only the health and spirits of all classes of city residents but also the local tourism, settlement, tax base and economic growth. [5] Two years after the formation of San Diego's Historical Resources Board, Pantoja Park was registered as the seventh San Diego Historic Landmark in 1969. The newspaper warned that extensive litigation might be required later to remove Ryan. Through the 1870’s an Indian rancheria or cluster of homes was allowed to remain in the south part of the park near 8th and Date.34 At the southwest corner of the park, closest to settled San Diego, contractors dug out large amounts of dirt from the hillside and residents dumped heaps of barbed wire, tin cans and barrel staves.35 In March, 1873 the newly formed San Diego Water Company obtained City permission to drill a well in Pound (now Cabrillo) Canyon.36 Two reservoirs, with 70,000 and 100,000 gallon capacities, were built atop the mesa flanking the canyon.37 In the 1870’s the City set up an animal pound in the westernmost canyon of City Park, thereafter known as Pound canyon. no., follows Doc. Letter of June 11, 1935 from Mrs. Winifred Davidson, Ocean Beach, CA, to Beatrice L. Fish; In Biographical File, “Daniel Cleveland,” SDHC. Morse, born and raised in New England, where every town has a public park- realized that if San Diego was to have a public park it must be gained through the reservation from sale of a part of the pueblo land for that purpose while this land still remained in the ownership of the City.” (see M.G. Hopkins, p. 321, see “Minutes of Meetings,” San Diego City Board of Trustees, Book 1, p. 26. Smythe, p. 617. (Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1956), V. 2, p. 9, wrote: “The City of San Diego ought to recognize its indebtedness to Ephraim W. Morse for securing for it Balboa Park, and all honor ought to be given him as its founder.”. Originally built in 1850, it is the oldest park in the city of San Diego. Approximately onemile long and half a mile wide, Old Town adorns the setting for the first Spanish settlement in California. George Marston, later an ardent opponent of park encroachments, favored the proposed land exchange, particularly if the Army improved the grounds around barracks in City Park.45 Businessman Levi Chase felt that the cost of improving all of the park was far beyond the means of San Diego and even of a city the size of San Francisco.46 Chase proposed that City Park be sold in stages until 640 acres remained which could be improved with the revenues from park sales. Horn, Part II, p. 17. Ten acres is generally cited as the size of the Ladies Annex Park but see footnote 62 below for the correct acreage, 13.9 acres. Horn, Part 1, p. 16. Whitney, asked the Common Council to oppose the State bill confirming the Howard grant and all similar deedings in California. Morse also loved to grow a profusion of flowers around their cottage at 10th and G Streets. (San Diego: Privately printed?, 1936), p. 5. (Pourade, p. 90) No. CCO, B. P. – 1, Doc. 107. Morse then proposed, and Horton accepted, that since 40,000 pueblo acres were still available, they should reserve nine instead of just two pueblo lots, or 1,440 acres for the park, although two days before, Morse and/or the two other trustees had sold forty acres in the southwest corner of the park site, nearest New San Diego’s center, to Isabella Carruthers for a housing addition. Ervin Y. Galantay, New Towns: Antiquity to the Present (N.Y.: George Braziller, 1975), pp. Easy payments given to ACTUAL BUILDERS. Age-Restricted (55+) Community. CCO, B.P.-1, No doc. 311, Filed: February 1, 1892, p. 1. E.W. The selected site also prevented other realtors from later taking that land and competing with Horton in that prime, high area overlooking the bay or near downtown. 3, The Kate – Sessions Issue (San Diego: San Diego Floral Association), p. 7. CCO, B.P.-1, Doc. The Union reminded all: “The city park, if preserved intact, will make a magnificent pleasure-ground in future years when this city has expanded as it must in obedience to nature’s laws. 3, 9 (unnumb. Below you’ll find a Google Map for all the units. XXV, No. He founded the San Diego Society of Natural History and “as a result of his research, several species of ferns bear his name.” He was born in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1838 and died in San Diego in 1929. p. 91. G.W. San Diego City Clerk’s Office (hereinafter CCO), Folder 1, Park-Balboa Park, Miscellaneous, Prior to 1935 (hereinafter B.P.- 1), No document number, but is the first one in folder. Horton stated in the San Diego Sun of April 27, 1924, that in 1868 her husband asked the City Trustees to set aside a large tract of land for a public park and that, “there was much hilarity over this, as the new city of San Diego consisted of a few small buildings near the foot of the present Fifth Street.” However, Mrs. Horton allowed that E.W. With over 85 cultural and recreational facilities, Balboa Park is a must-see. SDU, 3/15/90, 5:2; 4/27/90, 7:1. 336-39. 2003, Filed: 6/23/02. City Park supporters won their first battle with the indignation and organization which would characterize their subsequent efforts. Most sources make short mention of Jose G. Estudillo, President of the Board of Trustees when the park was founded, member of one of San Diego’s oldest Mexican ranching families and later State Treasurer of California.15 However, in 1915 Estudillo stated: “I suggested that 1,400 acres be set aside as a public park. 12. Letters of E.W. (Balboa Park… Committee, p. 3). by Summer Furzer | Mar 1, 1977 | | 0 comments, The Journal of San Diego History They resolved that the nine pueblo lots northeast of New Town, “comprising 1400 acres, be for a park.”6, From contemporary accounts, of those involved in the park reservation Mr. Morse was apparently the most important and in fact the founder of City Park, although the roles of three other key figures cannot be totally verified nor discounted.7, E.W. The Common is considered the oldest public city park in English North America. Horton’s widow, claimed later that Horton was the principal founder of City Park.10 But park benefactor George W. Marston wrote “. Cleveland /Schmucker. ), p. 1. 154; The Chamber of Commerce Park Committee, formed by George Marston, J.T. Richard F. Pourade, The Glory Years. Reservations: (858) 565-3600, (877) 565-3600. For the following twenty years the building was known as the Russ School. Showcase Community. 53. 8. 480, Filed: 6/5/93. More Photos. Sessions Box File, SDHC), p. 168; Mrs. A.E. (San Diego: 1929), p. 325-6, wrote angrily that after San Diego handed over the first seventeen acres for the Naval Hospital in 1921, which was confirmed by the State in 1922: “Never again can San Diegans say they have a 1400 acre park. CCO, B.P.-1, Doc. 88, Alice M. Rainford, “Looking Back,” California Garden, Autumn, 1953, p. 10. Secure a home while they are cheap.”, 49. Although the Russ School concession set a hazardous precedent as the first major encroachment on City Park, it also stimulated local interest in improving the tract for true park uses. But the 1886 debate may have encouraged a much more ambitious park venture of the following year. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in San Diego County, California, United States.Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in an online map. The paper recommended that a 10 acre school site be chosen on high land in the south part of City Park, not far from downtown but away from the fire dangers of built up areas and provided with healthy air and fine views. [1] The park is named for Don Juan Pantoja y Arriola, a Spanish navigator who drew the first map of San Diego Bay in 1782. No. They have nothing of the kind. Horn, Part 1, p. 10. They had migrated to enjoy those assets and not just to get rich. 481, Filed: 6/93. The two-century-old Casa de Carrillo, located near the base of historic Presidio Hill, was built in 1817, according to the Save Our Heritage Organisation. 99. For some of these same dates also see: James Mills, San Diego-Where California Began: (San Diego: SDHC, 1960), p. 7; Walter G. Smith, The Story of San Diego (San Diego: City Printing Co., 1892), pp. In Box File: San Diego Parks, San Diego Historical Society Library and Manuscripts collection (Hereinafter cited as SDHC). No. “Daniel Choate, Real Estate Dealer,. . Inside the old car barn were found 70 abandoned brand new trolley cars with their upholstery still unused. 100. Cleveland /Schmucker. Jenks and H.P. Richard W. Amero, Balboa Park: Fairy City or Country Park. SDU, 3/19/73, 3:3. The Union cited another rationale, later used many times to justify City Park encroachments. T.D.A. SDU, 7/31/03, 5:1; 7/2/03, 3:1,2. n.p. Morse asked the City Trustees to grant them and several associates, 100 acres of City Park on the promontory between Cabrillo and Florida canyons where the U.S. 22, 69, 72, 96. Just south of Torrey Pines, the Cabrillo National Monument Historic Park commemorates the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay in 1542, the first European explorer to set foot on the West Coast of the United States. Smythe, p. 617. Luckily a friend persuaded Estudillo to look up barnacle in a dictionary. 82, CCO, B.P.-1, Doc. Indeed we look forward to the time when not the least of the attraction of this place will be its magnificent Park with its unwonted wealth of vegetable and animal life.” (SDU, 6/30/99, 2: 1, Editorial), The Union showed familiarity with parks elsewhere in 1869 when it reminded those who said City Park’s 1400 acres was too large, that Central Park was over 800 acres, Chicago had 2,000 acres in public parks, Philadelphia had 2,000, London parks were 500 to 1,200 acres each and the Bois de Boulogne had over 2,000 acres. Robert L. Horn, “A History of Balboa Park,” California Garden, (Fall, 1959, Part 1), p. 9; The nine 160 acre pueblo lots reserved for City Park were 1129, 1130, 1131, 1135, 1136, 1137. H.C. Hopkins, History of San Diego: its pueblo lands and water. 1920) 12 p. foldout photos and text; in Box File, San Diego Parks, SDHC. Naval Hospital now stands.49 The Howard group proposed to establish an Orphan’s Home, Pierce Boy’s and Girl’s Home, Kindergarten, an Industrial School and a School of Technology on the 100 acres. Story built a steam power street car line, the University Heights Motor Road (or Park Belt Line), through the southeast section of City, up Switzer Canyon and onto the mesa.44 This and other rail lines radiating from downtown San Diego, in the growing commercial prosperity of the 1880’s, made City Park more accessible to more people and also increased park development and improvement pressures. Marston, p. 8. Morse, Jose G. Estudillo, Douglas Gunn, W.B. Four of a Series on the Historic Birthplace of California. PARK OPPORTUNITIES AND OPPORTUNISTS. 2p. The 1902-10 period involved more intense San Diego debate on public parks’ purposes and aesthetics and the arduous work of laying out roads, paths and plants. George F. Chadwick, The Park and the Town (N.Y.: Frederick A. Praeger, 1966), see Chapters 1, 2 and 9. Marston, V. 1, p 172, states that Mrs. E.W. 70. It's probably … 54. 18. in California Room, San Diego Public Library, p. 3. 19. 5. 32. 2454 Heritage Park Row, San Diego, CA 92110. Tap. Morse was the man responsible.” Whereas only recently he had favored placing Army barracks in City Park, he and several other San Diego businessmen asked the State in February, 1889 not to authorize the City’s conveyance of park land to Howard.53 But the State proceeded to confirm the act. 31. Ibid. It is tremendously ironic that in the late 1880’s several San Diego realtors countered development pressures brought on City Park by those who did not yet see the eventual need for a 1,400 acre park but who, upon realizing that, would later work hard to preserve and improve the public open space. SDU, 6/28/91, 6:1. 93. 117. Years later, Emma (Mrs. Frederick T.) Scripps recalled that when she and her parents arrived in San Diego from England in August, 1890 they were told of a park near 6th and Laurel. Once a real estate dealer hotly called Estudillo, “you old barnacle,” because of his defense of the park against private encroachments.”17 Don Jose, more comfortable in Spanish than English at that time, was not sure what barnacle meant but he did not like the way it was said. . San Diego Parks and Recreation oversees nearly 40,000 acres of developed and undeveloped open space, more than 340 parks and 25 miles of shoreline from Sunset Cliffs to La Jolla. 1890-91. In May a well was sent down to 100 feet and a steam engine pumped up water at a capacity of54,000 gallons per hour (SDU, 5/16/73, 3:3; Pourade, p. 10 mentions the water capacity). 49, 1/31/89, 3; in Newspaper Box File III, SDHC). SDU, 5/21/91, 2:1; 5/27/91, 2:1. See also: M.G. Morse by Daniel Cleveland in the San Diego Union, 7/22/1928). First, let’s look at how many of the national parks near San Diego are within a one hour drive. Marston Collection, SDHC. These individuals faltered at times and allowed some park incursions which later boded ill for it, but generally they stoutly defended City Park and retained their vision of what it could and must become some day for inevitable, growing urban needs. Carlsbad Aviara Park.This panoramic paradise offers beautiful views and has several covered and lighted picnic areas with barbecues, all-ages play structures, and well-maintained grass fields. 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