Coronado in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Coronado Centennial 1886-1986
Original site of the Coronado Ferry Landing
Dedicated November 13, 1986
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 32° 41.933′ N, 117° 10.335′ W. Marker is in Coronado, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and Orange Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coronado CA 92118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coronado Ferryboat Terminal (a few steps from this marker); First Firehouse Site - 1892 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Naval Aviation (about 400 feet away); Carrothers Court (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Stockdale Tribute (approx. 0.6 miles away); San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sacred Heart Church - 1920 James B. Stockdale (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coronado.
Regarding Centennial Park. Centennial Park offers breathtaking views of the bay, the Coronado bridge and downtown San Diego. It is a hot spot for quinceañera and wedding party photos. The park itself is just steps away, along a beautiful bike/walking path, from the Coronado Ferry Landing which boasts great local eateries and small shops, and even some art galleries. Centennial Park is the historic location that the ferry from San Diego docked to load and unload cars, visitors and commuters. It was still doing this all the way until 1969 when the Coronado Bridge opened. A few local residents, Patty Schmidt, Sally Krummenacher, and Wendy Longley-Cook, were successful in making the area a lovely public park. It opened on the 100th anniversary of Coronado becoming a city, thus "Centennial Park."
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2018, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2018, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.