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Carlsbad by the Sea Retirement Community

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 27, 2016
1. Carlsbad by the Sea Retirement Community Marker
Inscription. In 1881, Captain John A. Frazier, a homesteader, purchased 127 acres of oceanfront land for $1200. While drilling for drinking water in 1884, Frazier tapped into an underground mineral spring. He built a 510 foot well tower and began promoting the water's healing properties to passing travelers on the Southern California Railroad. The site became known as "Frazier's Station". In 1886 Gerhard Schutter and Samuel Church Smith purchased the land and renamed it "Carlsbad" with the intention of building a health resort. In 1929, after the paving of nearby Highway 101, construction began on the Spanish-Revival style "California-Carlsbad Mineral Springs Hotel" on this site. By 1939, the spa functions has ceased and the hotel changed owners several times. In 1957, Lutheran Services of San Diego purchased and re-opened the hotel as a retirement community. California Lutheran Homes acquired the community in 1964. The original building was demolished in 1996 to complete an expansion and modernization of the retirement community. The front facade has been reconstructed by the California Lutheran Homes and Community Services as a replica of the original "California-Carlsbad Mineral Springs Hotel". A time capsule buried behind this monument will be opened 50 years from ground breaking in October of 2046.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 27, 2016
2. Carlsbad by the Sea Retirement Community and Marker
1998.
 
Location. 33° 9.564′ N, 117° 21.127′ W. Marker is in Carlsbad, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Grand Avenue on Carlsbad Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2899 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad CA 92008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. John A. Frazier (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Michael's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Twin Inns (about 400 feet away); Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot (about 700 feet away); The Magee House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carlsbad Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Agua Hedionda Lagoon (approx. 2.9 miles away); Welcome to Agua Hedionda (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlsbad.
 
Also see . . .  Town of Water : Natural Springs of Carlsbad Originally Drew Settlers in 1880s - LA Times. Carlsbad owes much of its early renown to a sea captain, John A. Frazier, who came to the area in 1883 and settled on a government homestead. Frazier drilled two wells by his home and struck water at just over 400 feet. Frazier soon decided his well water had remarkable curative powers over his
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By CardCow.com
3. California-Carlsbad Mineral Springs Hotel
chronic rheumatism.
(Submitted on December 29, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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By CardCow.com
4. California-Carlsbad Mineral Springs Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 29, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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