Balboa Park (San Diego, CA) : 1935 (Old) Cactus Garden; aloe specimen (Aloe cameronii)

Creator:
Horton, Alonzo Erastus, 1813-1909
Morse, Ephraim W., 1823-1906
Published/Created:
Bounded by Sixth Avenue to the west, Upas Street to the north, 28th Street to the east, and Russ Boulevard to the south, San Diego, California, United States
established 1868
Physical Description:
1,200 ac (area)
Date Depicted:
3/12/2008
Notes:
Placed in reserve in 1835 (by the then Mexican government of Alta California), the park's site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use (1868). The park hosted the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition and 1935-1936 California Pacific International Exposition, both of which left architectural landmarks. The park and its historic Exposition buildings were declared a National Historic Landmark District and also placed on the National Register in 1977. After 1962, the only 1915 Exposition buildings on El Prado were the California Building and its annexes, the House of Charm, the House of Hospitality, the Botanical Building, the Electric Building (rebuilt as Casa de Balboa in 1981) and the Food and Beverage Building (rebuilt as Casa del Prado, 1971). In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation green belts, gardens and walking paths, the park contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Nineteenth century
Twentieth century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A2-US-SD-BP-Z05
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
historic sites (AAT)
open spaces: parks (recreation areas) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
complexes; sites (locations); historic sites; open spaces; recreation areas; parks (recreation areas)
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Eight
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
3/12/2008 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2013; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4654
OID:
10902686
PID:
digcoll:1802286