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Coronado in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

“Imagine Tent City”

Dedicated September 2009

 
 
"IMAGINE TENT CITY" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 10, 2018
1. "IMAGINE TENT CITY" Marker
Inscription. On this site in 1900, Coronado Beach Company opened Tent City for vacationers on a budget. Until 1939, thousands of people from Southern California and beyond vacationed here between June and September, enjoying the fresh air, nightly concerts, dances, sports, and visits with old friends. Tent City also featured a large bath house, an open plunge with a sand bottom, and a restaurant. "Tent City News" provided information about daily activities, hours of Sunday church services, and news of visitors. The tents were semi-permanent with solid floors and canvas walls and ranged from family size to a small single. They were furnished with hand-me-downs from the Hotel del Coronado.

Todd Stands, Artist
Architect: Tucker Sadler Architects, Inc.
Planning: Peter W. Fait, Associate Planner
Graphic Tile by Winsor Fireform, LLC
Photographs Courtsey of: Coronado Historical Association
Hotel del Coronado
San Diego Historical Society

 
Erected 2009 by Coronado Historical Association, Hotel del Coronado, San Diego Historical Society.
 
Location. 32° 40.701′ N, 117° 10.405′ W. Marker is in Coronado, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Strand Way, on the right when traveling west.

"IMAGINE TENT CITY" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 10, 2018
2. "IMAGINE TENT CITY" Marker
Touch for map. Located on Marina A, Glorietta Bay at the east end of the pergola. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1715 Strand Way, Coronado CA 92118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J.D. Spreckels House - 1908 (approx. mile away); Dragon Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hotel del Coronado (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Naked Warrior (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christmas Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carlin House - 1939 (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Oxford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Seavey House - 1887 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coronado.
 
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"IMAGINE TENT CITY" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 10, 2018
3. "IMAGINE TENT CITY" Marker
The west side of the tile art.
"IMAGINE TENT CITY" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 10, 2018
4. "IMAGINE TENT CITY" Marker
This is the back side on the east side the tile art.
"IMAGINE TENT CITY" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 10, 2018
5. "IMAGINE TENT CITY" Marker
This is another historical photo art mural on the West end of the pergola.
"IMAGINE TENT CITY" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 10, 2018
6. "IMAGINE TENT CITY" Marker
This is at the west end of the pergola and is one of three sides.
<i>Children's Bullfight, Coronado Tent City, Cal.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Newman Post Card Co. (courtesy of UC San Diego), circa 1910
7. Children's Bullfight, Coronado Tent City, Cal.
<i>Tent City, Coronado, California</i> image. Click for full size.
By Postcard published Edward H. Mitchell (courtesy of UC San Diego), circa 1910
8. Tent City, Coronado, California
<i>Tent City, Coronado Beach, Calif.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Detroit Photographic Co. (courtesy of the New York Public Library), 1904
9. Tent City, Coronado Beach, Calif.
Coronado Tent City News - Official Program image. Click for full size.
By courtesy of UC San Diego, July 25, 1915
10. Coronado Tent City News - Official Program
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 11, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 12, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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