Balboa Park

CA Quadrangle 41, San Diego, California

Photos 

Balboa Park, Botanical Garden

1. DISTANT VIEW, LILY POND IN FOREGROUND

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Balboa Park includes some of the finest Spanish-Baroque Revival structures in America. The Park was constructed for the Panama-California Exposition in 1915 and enlarged for the California-Pacific Internation Exposition in 1935. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 22, 1977

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1977
Reference number
77000331
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Mission/Spanish Revival; Other architectural type; Spanish Baroque Revival
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Park; Fair
Current functions
Fair; Park
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1915; 1935
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 10
Contributing structures: 5

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • March 5, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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