"Imagine Tent City"

"Imagine Tent City" (HM2BBD)

Location: Coronado, CA 92118 San Diego County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 40.701', W 117° 10.405'

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Dedicated September 2009

On this site in 1900, Coronado Beach Company opened Tent City for vacationers on a budget. Until 1939, thousands of people from Southern California and beyond vacationed here between June and September, enjoying the fresh air, nightly concerts, dances, sports, and visits with old friends. Tent City also featured a large bath house, an open plunge with a sand bottom, and a restaurant. "Tent City News" provided information about daily activities, hours of Sunday church services, and news of visitors. The tents were semi-permanent with solid floors and canvas walls and ranged from family size to a small single. They were furnished with hand-me-downs from the Hotel del Coronado.

Todd Stands, Artist
Architect: Tucker Sadler Architects, Inc.
Planning: Peter W. Fait, Associate Planner
Graphic Tile by Winsor Fireform, LLC
Photographs Courtsey of: Coronado Historical Association
Hotel del Coronado
San Diego Historical Society
Year Placed2009
Placed ByCoronado Historical Association, Hotel del Coronado, San Diego Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 483741 N 3615642
Decimal Degrees32.67835000, -117.17341667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 40.701', W 117° 10.405'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 40' 42.06" N, 117° 10' 24.3" W
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Area Code(s)619, 858
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1825 Strand Way, Coronado CA 92118, US
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