Rosecroft ~ San Diego, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 32° 42.821 W 117° 14.694
11S E 477048 N 3619573
Quick Description: Rosecroft was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 22, 2003.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2011 8:34:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMAHFK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 10

Long Description:
The Rosecroft estate, built in 1912, was the home of the Alfred D. Robinson family. Robinson used the property to research and grow begonias. The gardens occupied at least half of the city block around the mansion, but now only the house and outbuildings remain of the original estate. Rosecroft boasted a number of mature trees, including two Chinese evergreen elms planted by Robinson and Kate Sessions, San Diego’s eminent horticulturist.

Numerous references were found to Rosecroft Mansion being used as a venue for wedding receptions. The web site reference for such functions now seems to be obsolete.

Street address:
530 Silvergate Avenue
San Diego,

County / Borough / Parish: San Diego County

Year listed: 2003

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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