Old Town, San Diego Photos

Old Town State Historic Park preserves adobe & wood structures which was the core of the original settlement below Presidio Hill. Now museums, restaurants & interesting shops, all emphasize the areas Mexican history. Victorian structures were also moved to an adjacent Heritage Park.

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Flagstaff in Old Town San Diego. San Diego, CA.Plaza Las Armas in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Adobe Estudillo House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Estudillo House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Flagstaff in Old Town San Diego. San Diego, CA.Plaza Las Armas in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Adobe Estudillo House (1829) in Old Town. San Diego, CA. On National Register.Estudillo House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Bell tower atop Estudillo House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Robinson-Rose House now Visitor Information Center in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Reconstructed Robinson Rose House now Old Town Visitor Center. San Diego, CA.Old wagon & cactus beside Robinson Rose House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Bell tower atop Estudillo House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Robinson-Rose House (1853) now Visitor Information Center in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Reconstructed Robinson Rose House (1853) now Old Town Visitor Center. San Diego, CA.Old wagon & cactus beside Robinson Rose House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Cactus garden in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Adobe Light-Freeman & Wrightington Houses in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Bank Exchange adobe in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wells Fargo Express office in Colorado House is now a museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Cactus garden in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Adobe Light-Freeman (1830) & Wrightington Houses (c1833-52) (2767-9 San Diego Ave.) in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Bank Exchange adobe in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wells Fargo Express office in Colorado House is now a museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Concord coach #251 in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Painted scene of California on Concord stage coach in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Portraits of Henry Wells & William Fargo in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wells Fargo strong box & safe by Herring, Hall, Marvin & Co. in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Concord coach #251 (1868) in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Painted scene of California on Concord stage coach in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Portraits of Henry Wells & William Fargo in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wells Fargo strong box & safe (1885) by Herring, Hall, Marvin & Co. in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Gold coins in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Receipt for forwarding of $100 in gold dust in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Letterpress in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wells Fargo Express office in Colorado House is now a museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Gold coins (1850s) in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Receipt for forwarding of $100 in gold dust (1870) in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Letterpress (used to copy letters written with iron oxide ink which transferred to moist tissue paper under pressure) in Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wells Fargo Express office in Colorado House is now a museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
First San Diego Courthouse built of brick by Mormon Battalion in Old Town beside Colorado House. San Diego, CA.First San Diego Courthouse & City Hall of constructed by Mormon Battalion in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Cacti in front of Altamirano-Pedrorena house in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Adobe Casa de Pedrorena de Altamirano in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
First San Diego Courthouse (1847) built of brick by Mormon Battalion in Old Town beside Colorado House. San Diego, CA.First San Diego Courthouse & City Hall of (1847) constructed by Mormon Battalion in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Cacti in front of Altamirano-Pedrorena house in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Adobe Casa de Pedrorena de Altamirano (1869) (2616 San Diego Ave.) in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
San Diego Union Print Shop Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.San Diego Union Museum & Altamirano-Pedrorena house in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Tinsmith shop in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Tin angel & Chinese restaurant in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
San Diego Union Print Shop Museum (1851) in Old Town. San Diego, CA.San Diego Union Museum & Altamirano-Pedrorena house in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Tinsmith shop in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Tin angel & Chinese restaurant in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Reconstructed adobe Casa de Aguirre in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Reconstructed adobe Casa de Aguirre in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Pottery products at Casa de Aguirre in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Old Town Market wooden wagon. San Diego, CA.
Reconstructed adobe Casa de Aguirre (1853) in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Reconstructed adobe Casa de Aguirre (1853) in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Pottery products at Casa de Aguirre in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Old Town Market wooden wagon. San Diego, CA.
Old Town Market wooden sign. San Diego, CA.Pottery fruit in Old Town Market. San Diego, CA.Antique glass soda bottles in Casa de Aguirre museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Sherriff James McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Old Town Market wooden sign. San Diego, CA.Pottery fruit in Old Town Market. San Diego, CA.Antique glass soda bottles (c1890) in Casa de Aguirre museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Sherriff James McCoy House (1869; reconstructed 2000) Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Parlour of McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Parlour sofa of McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Writing desk in McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Kumeyaay native peoples display in McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Parlour of McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Parlour sofa of McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Writing desk in McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Kumeyaay native peoples display in McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Kumeyaay native clay pot in McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Simple general store in McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Johnson House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Casa de Bandini in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Kumeyaay native clay pot in McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Simple general store in McCoy House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Johnson House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Casa de Bandini (1829) in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Prickly pear cactus in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wooden shop in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Theatre in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Flowering hedge in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Prickly pear cactus in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wooden shop in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Theatre in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Flowering hedge in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Whaley House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Whaley House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Rear stops of Whaley House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Whaley House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Whaley House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Rear stops of Whaley House Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Whaley House Museum interior once used as courthouse in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Whaley House oldest brick house in San Diego has served a home, granary, store, courthouse, school & theater. San Diego, CA.Derby-Pendleton House on grounds of Whaley House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Heritage structures on grounds of Whaley House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Whaley House Museum interior once used as courthouse in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Whaley House (1856-7) oldest brick house in San Diego has served a home, granary, store, courthouse, school & theater. San Diego, CA.Derby-Pendleton House on grounds of Whaley House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Heritage structures (c1867) on grounds of Whaley House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Heritage house with cast iron roof railing serves as museum shop on grounds of Whaley House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Seeley Stable Museum wagon collection in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Los Angeles to San Diego stage coach at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Heritage house with cast iron roof railing serves as museum shop on grounds of Whaley House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Seeley Stable Museum (1867; reconstructed) in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Seeley Stable Museum wagon collection in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Los Angeles to San Diego stage coach at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Freight wagon at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wells Fargo stage coach at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wells Fargo mud wagon at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Vail's Park Wagon by Studebaker Manuf. Co. for freight & passengers at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Freight wagon at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wells Fargo stage coach at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wells Fargo mud wagon (c1874) at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Vail's Park Wagon (c1880s) by Studebaker Manuf. Co. for freight & passengers at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Studebaker farm wagon at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Hopi Butterfly Maiden Katchina doll from AZ & Santo Domingo ceramic pot from, NM at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Western collection at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Windmill at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Studebaker farm wagon at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Hopi Butterfly Maiden Katchina doll from AZ & Santo Domingo ceramic pot from, NM at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Western collection at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Windmill at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Donkey at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Succulents on wagon in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Goods on wagon in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Shops in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Donkey at Seeley Stable Museum in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Succulents on wagon in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Goods on wagon in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Shops in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Fountain in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Shops in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Masks in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Peppers on ropes in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Fountain in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Shops in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Masks in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Peppers on ropes in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Ceramics & birdhouses in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wind toys in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Making tortillas by hand in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Mariachi band in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Ceramics & birdhouses in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Wind toys in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Making tortillas by hand in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Mariachi band in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Flower plantings in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Mexican tree of clay flowers in shop in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Woven native baskets in shop in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Tableware display in shop in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Flower plantings in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Mexican tree of clay flowers in shop in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Woven native baskets in shop in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Tableware display in shop in Old Town. San Diego, CA.
Rabbit pottery in shop in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Young woman with stuffed bear in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Casa de Carrillo or Pear Garden House in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Serra Museum tower on hill over Old Town where first mission stood. San Diego, CA.
Rabbit pottery in shop in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Young woman with stuffed bear in Old Town. San Diego, CA.Casa de Carrillo (1810) or Pear Garden House in Old Town. San Diego, CA. Style: Adobe.Serra Museum (1929) tower on hill over Old Town where first mission stood. San Diego, CA. Style: Mission Revival. Architect: William Templeton Johnson.
Temple Beth Israel San Diego's first synagogue in Heritage Park Victorian Village. San Diego, CA.Several of the buildings moved to Heritage Park Victorian Village beside Old Town. San Diego, CA.Sherman-Gilbert house in Heritage Park Victorian Village. San Diego, CA.White Queen Anne house in Heritage Park Victorian Village. San Diego, CA.
Temple Beth Israel (1889) San Diego's first synagogue in Heritage Park Victorian Village. San Diego, CA.Several of the buildings moved to Heritage Park Victorian Village beside Old Town. San Diego, CA.Sherman-Gilbert house (1887) in Heritage Park Victorian Village. San Diego, CA. Style: Queen Anne.White Queen Anne house (1889) in Heritage Park Victorian Village. San Diego, CA. Style: Queen Anne.

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