The Landmark Project: CHL# 66

CHL# 66 CONGRESS HALL SITE This building was originally a two-story public house built by George Dewitt Clinton Washington Robinson about 1867. From this building one of the last survivors of the pony express rode north. Note from Christine – now a vacant lot. Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical […]

The Landmark Project: CHL# 63

CHL# 63 PLAZA, SAN DIEGO VIEJO (WASHINGTON SQUARE) This plaza was established as the center of the Mexican Pueblo of San Diego which elected its first ajuntamiento in 1834. On July 29, 1846, at 4 p.m., Lieutenant Stephen C. Rowan, U.S.N., from the U.S. sloop-of-war Cyane, raised the American flag over the plaza. Descriptions of […]

The Landmark Project: CHL# 72

CHL#72 CASA DE BANDINI This adobe house was constructed about 1827 by José and Juan Bandini. As headquarters of Commodore Robert F. Stockton in 1846, it was the place where Kit Carson and Edward Beale delivered their urgent message of December 9, 1846, calling for reinforcements to be rushed to the aid of General Kearny. […]

The Landmark Project: CHL# 538

CHL# 538 FIRST PUBLICLY OWNED SCHOOL BUILDING The first public schoolhouse in this county, the Mason Street School-District No. 1, was erected at this site in 1865, when San Diego County covered an area larger than three New England states. It was restored by popular subscription in 1955. Descriptions of each landmark are from the […]