San Diego: Then and Now

San Diego: Then and Now

by Nancy Hendrickson


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San Diego: Then and Now by Nancy Hendrickson

Known to its residents as "America's Finest City," San Diego has a mild, inviting climate and stunning coastal scenery. San Diego: Then and Now® looks at how the city developed from a small village settled by early Franciscan missionaries and the Spanish military. It came under U.S. rule in 1846, but it was not until 1867 when San Francisco speculator and businessman Alonzo E. Horton acquired 960 acres of waterfront land and promoted it as "New Town" that San Diego really began to take off. This book shows how the city's architecture still reflects and preserves its Spanish heritage, but also incorporates modern glass skyscrapers and Victorian mansions. Sites include Horton Plaza, U.S. Grant Hotel, Stingaree District, Speckels Theatre, Fifth Avenue, Seaport Village, Embarcadero, Star of India, Coronado, Hotel del Coronado, Santa Fe Depot, Carnegie Library, El Cortez Hotel, Long-Waterman Mansion, Villa Montezuma, The Prado, San Diego Zoo, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego High School, Hillcrest, City Heights, Kensington, La Casa de Estudillo, Casa de Bandini, Whaley House, Junipero Serra Museum, Ballast Point, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, and Pacific Beach.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910904107
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Series: Then and Now#174; Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 546,075
Product dimensions: 11.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Nancy Hendrickson is a history writer specializing in genealogy and the American West. She lives in San Diego.

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