California Historical Landmarks in San Diego County

California Historical Landmark 61
Old La Playa
Rosecrans Street at Gate Roads
San Diego

Old La Playa

From 1770 to 1870, this was San Diego's port. Over the Brookline hide house, Americans unofficially raised a U.S. flag in 1829. At that time La Playa was a thriving trading and shipping village. Richard Henry Dana's account of the hide business in Two Years Before the Mast is based on his hide-droghing experience here in 1835-36. The U.S. Navy later acquired the site and operated a coaling station and a quarantine station here. It is now a Navy research center.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

Because this historical marker is located on Naval Base Point Loma, it is not accessible to the public.
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