Old Town State Historic Park Visitor Center - San Diego, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 32° 45.287 W 117° 11.873
11S E 481463 N 3624120
Quick Description: This Visitor Center provides you with information about San Diego's wonderful Old Town State Historic Park and is inside the Park's grounds on the northern part of the Old Town Plaza.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2009 8:35:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM7DJZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member yoyo ken
Views: 12

Long Description:
The Visitor Center is located in the Robinson Rose House and was built in 1853.
The San Diego Historical Society provides the following information about the site:

"James Robinson came to San Diego from Texas in the Spring of 1850 and developed a successful law practice. He built this two-story structure in 1853 to serve not only as his family residence but also as the home of the San Diego Herald, the San Diego and Gila Railroad office, as well as other private offices. Robinson died in 1857 and his widow Sarah Robinson sold the building to Louis Rose, who probably purchased it as a family residence. Fire destroyed the roof in 1874 and the building fell into ruins by the turn of the century. The reconstructed building now serves as Old Town State Historic Park's visitor center and has on display a wonderful model of Old Town as it looked in 1872, created by Joseph Toigo.
Hours: 10-5 daily; Admission: free"

from www.sandiegohistory.org/links/oldtown.htm#robinson
Hours of Operation:
Daily 10- 5.


Public Washrooms: Mens, Womens, Family and Handicapped

Snacks/Drinks at the facility: No - Look elsewhere

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