Don Antonio Aguirre

Don Antonio Aguirre (HM7ID)

Location: San Diego, CA 92110 San Diego County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 45.208', W 117° 11.759'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 179 views
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Inscription

San Diego Merchant and Ranchero

— 1799 - 1860 —

Don Jose Antonio Aguirre built his adobe mansion on this site on or just prior to 1868. Because the Casa de Aguirre was one of the first houses in Old Town, the Aguirre - Antonio, his wife Rosaria and their many children - are considered to be one of San Diego's founding families. Don Antonio was a wealthy merchant and rancher who contributed greatly to the development of San Diego. Locally, he owned several ships and warehouses and imported goods from Peru and China in trade for cowhides and tallow. Later, Aguirre became one of the largest landowners in California when he developed a successful ranching enterprise. Born in Spain, he also held Mexican and American citizenship in his lifetime. In 1850 he partnered with William Heath Davis to develop New Town San Diego. Aguirre was known for his charity and funded many projects including the construction of the Old Adobe Chapel on Conda Street, where he is buried.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Details
HM NumberHM7ID
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 8:40pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 481641 N 3623973
Decimal Degrees32.75346667, -117.19598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.208', W 117° 11.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 12.48" N, 117° 11' 45.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)619, 858, 949
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2600-2626 San Diego Ave, San Diego CA 92110, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?