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PLACES

Name of Notable Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity
Name Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity
El Prado Complex
  • Sight
  • NRHP
El Prado
San Diego Air and Space Museum
  • Sight
  • NRHP
2001 Pan American Plaza Palisades Area
California Quadrangle
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1350 El Prado San Diego Museum of Man
War Memorial Building
  • Sight
  • NRHP
3325 Zoo Dr

Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1892/00/00 Kate Sessions Landscape Architect Kate Sessions offers to plant 100 trees a year in City Park and donate additional trees and shrubs to the city of San Diego in return for 32 acres of land for a commercial nursery
1902/00/00 Samuel Parsons Architect Chamber of Commerce establishes the Park Improvement Committee and hires Samuel Parsons to design a comprehensive plan
1915/01/01 Panama-California Exposition opens Panama-California Exposition
1915/07/27 Theodore Roosevelt Visitor Theodore Roosevelt attends the Panama-California Exposition, arriving at the United States Government Building in an open touring car. Panama-California Exposition
1935/11/11 California Pacific International Exposition opens California Pacific International Exposition

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Particulars for Balboa Park:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Fair
Sight Category Historic District
Area of Significance Landscape architecture
Owner Local
Architectural Style Mission-Spanish Revival
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Park
Other Description Spanish Baroque Revival



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 22nd December 1977

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Balboa Park
Registry Address: CA Quadrangle 41
Registry Number: 77000331
Resource Type: District
Owner: Local
Architect: Multiple
Architectural Style: Mission-spanish revival, Other
Attribute: Spanish Baroque Revival
Contributing Buildings: 10
Contributing Structures: 5
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1915, 1935
Historic Function: Landscape, Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Fair, Park
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Fair Park

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