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 each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

 

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