Old Mission Dam

Also known as: Padre Dam
N side of Mission St.-Gorge Rd., San Diego, California

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Description 

Completed in 1817, this cobblestone and cement dam is one of the first major irrigation-engineering projects on the Pacific Coast of the United States. Water from the 220' long, 13' thick dam irrigated the fields around the Mission of San Diego. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 21, 1963

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000225
Areas of significance
Engineering; Agriculture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Water works
Current function
Water works
Period of significance
1800-1824
Significant year
ca. 1803

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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