California Historical Landmarks in San Diego County

California Historical Landmark 69
Fort Guijarros Site
South End of Rosecrans Street
San Diego

Fort Guijarros Site

An outpost of Spain's far-flung empire at its greatest extent, this fort was completed before 1800 from plans drawn by Alberto de Córdoba in 1795. Its major action came under Corporal José Velásquez on March 22, 1803, in the 'Battle of San Diego Bay' with the American Brig Lelia Byrd, which was smuggling sea otter pelts.

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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