OLD LA PLAYA

Historical Landmark

Description:
From 1770 to 1870, this was San Diego's port. Over the Brookline hide house, Americans unofficially raised a U.S. flag in 1829. At that time La Playa was a thriving trading and shipping village. Richard Henry Dana's account of the hide business in Two Years Before the Mast is based on his hide-droghing experience here in 1835-36. The U.S. Navy later acquired the site and operated a coaling station and a quarantine station here. It is now a Navy research center.


Registration Date: 12/6/1932

Location:
City: San Diego
County: San Diego

Directions:
On left side of Rosecrans St, at entrance to Military Reserve, Point Loma, San Diego


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