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The Whaley House

 
 
The Whaley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 18, 2006
1. The Whaley House Marker
Inscription. Built by Thomas Whaley in 1856-57, this is the oldest brick structure in Southern California. In addition to being the home of the Whaley Family, it served variously as granary, store, courthouse and school, and as the town’s first theater. Whaley’s home was the cultural center of San Diego as well as its most luxurious residence.
 
Erected 1959 by San Diego County Board of Supervisors and Historical Markers Committee. (Marker Number 65.)
 
Location. 32° 45.165′ N, 117° 11.677′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the front wall of the Whaley House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2482 San Diego Avenue, San Diego CA 92110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. George H. Derby (within shouting distance of this marker); Adobe Chapel of The Immaculate Conception (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Ballast Point Lighthouse, San Diego (about 400 feet away); Adobe Construction (about 500 feet away); Old Town San Diego (about 500 feet away); Don Antonio Aguirre
The Whaley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2005
2. The Whaley House Marker
(about 500 feet away); Father Antonio Ubach (about 500 feet away); 1906 Old Town Convent (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
More about this marker. The Whaley House is located in Old Town San Diego
 
Regarding The Whaley House. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No.65)
 
Also see . . .
1. The Whaley House Museum. The Whaley House Museum Web Site has several very interesting links on different aspects of the Whaley House; The history of the house, the Whaley family, the “haunting” of what many consider to be the “most haunted house in the country” and articles about SOHO (Save our Heritage Organization). (Submitted on September 21, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. San Diego History: Thomas Whaley. (Submitted on September 21, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Whaley House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2005
3. Whaley House
Restored under the direction of the Board of
Supervisors – County of San Diego
1st District – Frank A. Gibson, 2nd District – David W. Bird, 3rd District – Robert C. Dent, 4th District – De Graff Austin, 5th District – Dean E. Howell
The Whaley House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2005
4. The Whaley House
Postcard - The Whaley House image. Click for full size.
By 2002 A. Hazard Photography
5. Postcard - The Whaley House
Built in 1856-57 for Thomas and Anna Whaley, the Whaley House is the oldest brick structure in Southern California. The house was the civic, cultural and business center of life in Old Town San Diego and is now reputed to be "America's Most Haunted House."
T. Whaley. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 29, 2015
6. T. Whaley.
Door Plaque
The Whaley House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 31, 2015
7. The Whaley House
Close-up of photo in Whaley House Museum
The Whaley House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 31, 2015
8. The Whaley House
Close-up of photo in Whaley House Museum
The Courtroom image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 31, 2015
9. The Courtroom
Liquor License<br>To Thomas Whaley<br>1860 - 1880 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 31, 2015
10. Liquor License
To Thomas Whaley
1860 - 1880
The Theater image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 31, 2015
11. The Theater
The Renowned Tanner Troop image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 31, 2015
12. The Renowned Tanner Troop
THE MANAGER has the honor to inform the citizens of San Diego, and Public generally, that, having Leased the upper part of the BRICK HOUSE, he has fitted up the Hall for the purpose of offering to the generous Public a short season, of his Moral, Chaste and Versatile Entertainments, consisting of Drama, Farce, Comedy, Singing and Dancing, Laughable Burlesques, Negro Delineations, &c., and hopes his untiring efforts to please, will meet with a Liberal Share of Patronage. He will offer his FIRST EXHIBITION On Wedensday, December 2nd. Admission: 50 cents, Childrens half price, Reserved seats 75 cents.
Thomas Whaley image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
13. Thomas Whaley
The Whaley Family image. Click for full size.
Old Town - The Whaley Family:A Brief History
14. The Whaley Family
Anna Whaley with baby Anna, Frank and Thomas Whaley
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,313 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   14. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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