Historical San Diego Landmarks

Balboa Park

How many San Diego landmarks have you seen? Here is the official list of  historical landmarks designated by the San Diego Historical Resources Board.


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  1. El Prado Area Designation
  2. Old Mission Dam and Flume (Padre Dam)
  3. Fort Stockton
  4. Presidio of San Diego Site
  5. Calvary Cemetery Site
  6. New San Diego (Dunnell’s)
  7. Plaza de Pantoja y Arriaga
  8. Sherman-Gilbert House
  9. Davis-Horton House
  10. Torrey Pines Area
  11. Villa Montezuma
  12. San Pasqual Battlefield Site
  13. Montgomery Memorial Park
  14. Old Town San Diego Historic State Park
    14A Casa de Estudillo
    14B Casa de Cota
    14C Casa de Bandini
    14D Casa de Pedrorena
    14E Casa de Machado-Silvas (Casa de la Bandera)
    14F Congress Hall Site
    14G Casa de Machado-Stewart
    14H Mason Street School
    14I The Exchange Hotel Site
  15. Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
  16. Whaling Station Site
  17. Cabrillo Lighthouse of 1854
  18. Gill House
  19. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
  20. Ballast Point
  21. Casa de Lopez
  22. Old La Playa Site
  23. Fort Rosecrans Site
  24. Whaley House
  25. Serra Palm Site
  26. Old Spanish Cemetery
  27. Fort Guijarros
  28. Derby Dike Site
  29. Mule Hill Site
  30. San Diego Barracks Site
  31. Kate O. Sessions Nursery Site
  32. Derby-Pendleton House
  33. Spanish Landing Site
  34. Gatewood House
  35. Presidio Excavation Site
  36. Emmet House Site
  37. Long-Waterman House
  38. Timken House
  39. Quartermass Wilde House
  40. George Marston House