Poway in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected by City of Poway. (Marker Number 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1991.
Location. 32° 58.216′ N, 117° 2.209′ W. Marker is in Poway, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Midland Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14134 Midland Road, Poway CA 92074, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Templars Hall (a few steps from this marker); Porter House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baldwin Locomotive No. 3 (about 300 feet away); City of Poway Veterans Park (about 300 feet away); DJ Ranch Formerly: Kent Farm (approx. half a mile away); Flint Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Community Church of Poway (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Community Church of Poway (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poway.
Regarding Nelson House. The Nelson House is a fully restored homestead from the late 1800's time period that depicts what life was really like for a family in the early twentieth century. The home is maintained and operated by the Poway Memorial and Historical Society, which opens the homestead and its historical displays for the public to view.
On June 27, 1883 Niles Nelson obtained the patent for this homestead. The home, which is now located in Old Poway Park, is not the home originally constructed in the late 1800s, but a later Nelson residence, which dates to the early twentieth century.
The City of Poway acquired the Nelson House homestead in 1991, and relocated the homestead from Garden Road to Old Poway Park. In the fall of 1991 the City and the Historical Society agreed to the restoration of this house.
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