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La Jolla Historical Sites Some of the Most Important in San Diego

La Jolla Community, News | 24th Feb 2013

Here is the list of La Jolla Historical Sites, considered as some of the most important in San Diego. In the year 1967, San Diego established what they call as the Historical Resources Board. It has the authority to designate and protect the many historical landmarks and buildings in the area. All in all, there are about 850 structures. But for La Jolla alone, there are about 106 landmarks.

Torrey Pines hillside

Top 10: Torrey Pines Area

Torrey Pines area or the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a state park located north of Torrey Pines Road, formerly part of the U.S. Route 101. The reserved comes with a plateau, a lagoon, and is full of wildlife and flora. This is the favorite spot of hikers and the like.

Top 79: The La Jolla Women’s Club

The club is located at the center of La Jolla Village, just a block from the ocean. It comes with exquisite private grounds, another historic Irving Gill structure. The magical setting of the place is perfect for special events. Many celebrations happen here like weddings, fundraisers, receptions, lectures, parties, retreats, and event educational meetings.

Top 84: Green Dragon Colony Site

This is a group of 12 coastal cottages, known to be built by the German immigrant named Anna Held Heinrich. It became an artist colony, and the four remaining cottages were demolished in the year 1991.

Top 86: La Jolla Recreational Center

The said center is perfect for weekend outing for kids. The Rec Center’s size is equivalent to that of two city blocks. It is consist of two sand play areas, with new climbing structures. Other facilities and amenities include picnic tables, basketball courts, tennis courts, auditorium, the La Jolla Tennis Club with a Pro Shop.

Top 101: Red Roost and Red Rest

The Rest Roost and Red Rest was built in 1894, and now it is considered as the oldest surviving example of what is known as the late-Victorian beach cottage architecture. These are also known as the Neptune and Cove Tea Room. These have been vacant since the 1980s, and subject to a controversial “demolition by neglect”.

Top 102: Tyrolean Terrace Colony

The building was built in 1911, demolished in 1975. Now, it is the Coast Walk Shopping Center.

Top 108: Pottery Canyon Park

If you want to get close to nature, the ideal place would be the Pottery Canyon Park. This is the perfect place for meditating, listening to the silence, without the interruption of the high-tech and busy city life. To get to this place, from La Jolla Parkway, make a right turn on the Torrey Pines Road. At the first major signal, make a quick right on Pottery Canyon Driveway. Follow the paved road until a small dirt parking area is reached. The park comes in 18.8 acres, considered as a public open space, home to towering eucalyptus trees.

Top 117: The El Pueblo Ribera

The court is comprised of six duplexes, located at 230-248 Gravilla Street. Designed in 1923 by Rudolf Schindler, an Austrian-American, his works are recognized all over Los Angeles, and the El Pueblo Ribera is his only work in San Diego  The building comes with a modern architectural style, wherein each unit comes with a bedroom on the ground level, and a sleeping porch upstairs.

Top 119: George H. Scripps Memorial Marine Biological Laboratory

The said Scripps Laboratory indeed played a major role in the history of oceanography. It is the site where major research programs took place. It is also where most of the nation’s oceanographers are trained. The two-story concrete building was erected from 1909-1910. It was considered as a permanent structure for marine biological stations in the western hemisphere.

Top 128: Heritage Place La Jolla

The Heritage Place comes with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, where there are 2 king beds, 2 queen beds, 3 twin beds, and a sofa bed. It is a perfect getaway location for families looking for a vacation of a lifetime. The said historic landmark home has just been remodeled and renovated.



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