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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Coronado, California

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1California (San Diego County), Coronado — "Imagine Tent City" — Dedicated September 2009
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, . . . Map (db m123189) HM
2California (San Diego County), Coronado — Babcock Court — Honoring Elisha Spurr Babcock, Jr.
Babcock Court Honoring Elisha Spurr Babcock Jr. 1849-1922 Founder of Coronado - 1886 City Incorporated Dec. 11, 1890 Dedicated 1974 Coronado Historical Assocation Map (db m134438) HM
3California (San Diego County), Coronado — Birthplace of Naval Aviation
Birthplace of Naval Aviation In 1910, on the unoccupied brushland of North Coronado Island, inventor and entrepreneur Glenn Hammond Curtiss opened his winter flying school for prospective "aeroplane pilots."Among his first class of students was . . . Map (db m116835) HM
4California (San Diego County), Coronado — C-2A Greyhound
Manufactured By: Grumman Aircraft Eng. Corp. Engines: 2 Allison T56-A-426 Turboprops Propeller: Hamilton Standard Built: 1964 Max Speed: 343 KTS Max Range: 1300 NM Capacity: 4 Crew and 26 Passengers or 10,000 LBS of cargo Mission: . . . Map (db m128483) HM
5California (San Diego County), Coronado — Carey-Hizar House — Coronado Historical Landmark 1889
Coronado Historical Landmark Carey-Hizar House 1889Map (db m117119) HM
6California (San Diego County), Coronado — Carlin House - 1939 — Coronado Historical Landmark
Carlin House - 1939 In Memory Katherine E. Catlin 1903 - 1986 Beloved Coronado Historian Dedicated 1986 Coronado Historical Association Map (db m117140) HM
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7California (San Diego County), Coronado — Carrothers Court
Carrothers Court Dedicated By the City of Coronado And Honoring Bob Carrothers National Boys Tennis Champion 1937 Map (db m134445) HM
8California (San Diego County), Coronado — Centennial Park — Coronado Centennial 1886-1986
Centennial Park Original site of the Coronado Ferry Landing 1886-1969 Dedicated November 13, 1986Map (db m117852) HM
9California (San Diego County), Coronado — Christmas Tree — Hotel del Coronado
Here stands the world's first electrically-lighted outdoor Christmas tree, unveiled at the Hotel del Coronado on December 24, 1904Map (db m70553) HM
10California (San Diego County), Coronado — Coronado Ferryboat Terminal
Original site of the Coronado Ferryboat Terminal which operated ferries between San Diego and Coronado from 1886 until the opening of the bridge in 1969. Equipped to accommodate passengers, horses and buggies, and later automobiles, the ferry system . . . Map (db m116874) HM
11California (San Diego County), Coronado — Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree
In May, 1936, the Rotary Club planted this starpine for the citizens of Coronado. This tree given by Emily T. Thompson in memory of her husband Charles.Map (db m117524) HM
12California (San Diego County), Coronado — Dragon Tree — Dracaema Draco, agavaceae — Hotel Del Coronado —
Native to the Canary Islands this unusual tree was planted at The Del prior to the turn of the century where it thrives in our temperate southern California coastal climate. The Dragon Tree was used as a backdrop in the Marilyn Monroe movie . . . Map (db m70552) HM
13California (San Diego County), Coronado — First Bank Building - 1911 — Coronado Historical Landmark — Dedicated 1974 Coronado Historical Association —
Coronado Historical Landmark First Bank Building - 1911 Map (db m121576) HM
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14California (San Diego County), Coronado — First Firehouse Site - 1892
Coronado Historical Landmark First Firehouse Site - 1892Map (db m125571) HM
15California (San Diego County), Coronado — 818 — First Military Flying School — (U.S. Naval Air Station, North Island)
The flat lands beyond have been a part of aviation history since Glenn Curtis founded the first military flying school in America here on January 17, 1911. The Army operated Rockwell Field until January 31, 1939; the Navy commissioned the present . . . Map (db m61548) HM
16California (San Diego County), Coronado — H-46 40 Years of Service — June 1964 - September 2004
Presented in tribute to over 40 years of flight operations logged in support of the Naval Service by the H-46 Sea Knight Helicopter. The Boeing Co.Map (db m128485) HM
17California (San Diego County), Coronado — 844 — Hotel del Coronado
This Victorian hotel, built in 1887, is one of America’s largest wooden buildings. Few seaside resort hotels of this significant architectural style remain in America. The hotel has hosted several presidents and other national figures.Map (db m11108) HM
18California (San Diego County), Coronado — J.D. & A.B. Spreckels Building
Coronado Historical Landmark Built 1917 J.D. & A.B. Spreckels Dedicated 1974Map (db m117482) HM
19California (San Diego County), Coronado — J.D. Spreckels House - 1908 — Coronado Historical Landmark — Dedicated 1977 Coronado Historical Association —
Coronado Historical Landmark J.D. Spreckels House - 1908Map (db m117130) HM
20California (San Diego County), Coronado — James B. Stockdale
Vice Admiral Stockdale was awarded the Nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, in recognition of his extraordinary heroism, conspicuous gallantry, and unparalleled leadership as senior Naval Officer held as a prisoner of war in . . . Map (db m117459) HM WM
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21California (San Diego County), Coronado — Mann House - 1926 — Coronado Historical Landmark
Coronado Historical Landmark Mann House - 1926 Dedicated 1981Map (db m117506) HM
22California (San Diego County), Coronado — Naval Aviation Centennial 1911-2011
Naval Aviation Centennial 1911-2011 Coronado, the Birthplace of Naval Aviation Time capsule commemorating the Centennial of Naval Aviation is buried hereMap (db m117061) HM
23California (San Diego County), Coronado — Old City Hall — Coronado Historical Landmark
Old City Hall 1918 - 1953 Dedicated 1980 Map (db m117106) HM
24California (San Diego County), Coronado — Sacred Heart Church - 1920 — Coronado Historical Landmark — Coronado Historical Association —
Sacred Heart Church - 1920 Irving J. Gill, ArchitectMap (db m117110) HM
25California (San Diego County), Coronado — San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge
Construction Started February, 1967 Bridge Opened to Traffic August, 1969 California Bridge Authority Governor Ronald Reagan • Lieutenant Governor Ed Reinecke • Secretary of Business & Finance Gordon C. Luce • Director of Finance Casper . . . Map (db m117882) HM
26California (San Diego County), Coronado — Seavey House - 1887 — Coronado Historical Landmark
Coronado Historical Landmark Seavey House - 1887 Dedicated 1980 Coronado Historical AssociationMap (db m117891) HM
27California (San Diego County), Coronado — Ships Bell — Japanese Aircraft Carrier Junyo
Presented on Behalf of Fleet Admiral C.W. Nimitz Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet by Rear Admiral W.L. Friedell Commandant, Eleventh Naval District 24 November 1945 H.I.J.M.S. Junyo Built Nagasaki Commissioned 6 May 1942 Length . . . Map (db m123295) HM
28California (San Diego County), Coronado — Star Park
Designed in 1886 as part of the original Coronado City Plan, this park once boasted a star shaped flower garden with a fountain in the center. The five streets, which still exist, radiated from the points of the star. Upkeep of the landscaping . . . Map (db m68431) HM
29California (San Diego County), Coronado — 58 — The Livingston House — AKA The Baby Del
Historical Landmark San Diego #58 The Livingston House AKA The Baby Del Built in San Diego 1887 Relocated to Coronado 1983 Private ResidenceMap (db m122684) HM
30California (San Diego County), Coronado — The Naked Warrior — Artist: John Seward Johnson II
This World War II combat swimmer commemorates the U.S. Navy’s underwater demolition (UDT) and Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) teams. They have trained and have been based in Coronado since 1946. These “Naked Warriors” swam unarmed onto heavily . . . Map (db m117453) HM WM
31California (San Diego County), Coronado — The Oxford
This three-story wood frame building was the first hotel in Coronado, opened July 28, 1887, at First Street and Orange Avenue. In 1911 it was moved to Ynez Place, close to the Hotel del Coronado where it served as a dormitory for employees of its . . . Map (db m117126) HM
32California (San Diego County), Coronado — The Stockdale Tribute — Honoring Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale and Mrs. Sybil B. Stockdale — Great American Heroes; Distinguished Coronado Residents —
Vice Admiral Stockdale was awarded our nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, for his extraordinary heroism, conspicuous gallantry, and unparalleled leadership while serving as senior naval officer in the Prisoner of War camps of North . . . Map (db m117116) HM
33California (San Diego County), Coronado — United We Land — Naval Amphibious Base Coronado
United We Land Amphibious Base Coronado Commissioned 17 January 1944 Dedicated 19 January 1994Map (db m117547) HM
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Oct. 5, 2022