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    Town Clocks 1900/2005

    by Yaqui Written Mar 30, 2014

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    Located in front of Hotel del Coronado along Orange Ave is the Coronado's Clock by E. Howard estimated early 1900's, the second Clock and fountain is situated in Rotary Plaza and presented to Coronado by the Rotary Club for Rotary International's Centennial, Feb 23, 2005. Located at the intersection of Orange Ave and Isabella Ave.

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    El Cordova Garage 1904

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 28, 2014

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    Walking along the street here you never know what you may find. The garage has all the makings of a blast from the past. It most definitely catches your eye with all the neat 50's theme items in the window. This building is still a working garage since 1904. Not too many businesses can say that anymore. I appreciate the effort to keep it retro.

    Located at 1000 "C" Avenue Coronado, CA 92118

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    Queen Anne 1888

    by Yaqui Written Mar 28, 2014

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    Located on Churchill Place off Orange Avenue is a beautiful Queen Anne style home that was built in 1888 by a Mr. Furnald a local Pharmacy owner. As a gentle reminder, it is a private residence.

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    Spreckels Building 1917 - Lamb's Players Theatre

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 28, 2014

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    Located in the historic Spreckels Building. Harrison Albright designed this reinforced concrete building for the John D. and A. B. Spreckels Company in 1917. The leaded glass windows were designed by Tiffany & Co. The business complex originally included a bank, shops, a motion picture theater, justice court and apartments.

    This lovely theatre has been entertaining guest since 1917. Please checkout the web site to know what is currently playing.

    BOX OFFICE: (619) 437- 0600
    Tuesday thru Saturday Noon to 7pm
    Sunday Noon to 2pm
    Closed Mondays

    Inside the lobby of Lamb’s Players Theatre
    1142 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    Lamb's Players Theatre
    1142 Orange Avenue
    Coronado, CA 92118

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    Loma Avenue Historic Homes 1889 ~1897

    by Yaqui Written Mar 28, 2014

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    Just as a reminder, these are private residents.

    Hansen, Houts, Thomson and Carey-Hizar Homes from 1889 and 1897 are Stick, Folk Victorian, Colonial Revival, Folk Victorian styles.

    These five homes were built between 1889 and 1897. The architects are unknown, but all have interesting exterior detailing primarily from the late Victorian era. In the 1980s, the Coronado Historical Association purchased and restored 1126 Loma.

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    Mary M. Cossitt Home 1899

    by Yaqui Written Mar 28, 2014

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    Just a gentle reminder, these are private residents.

    Prairie Style~William Sterling Hebbard and Irving Gill designed this home in 1899. Mrs. Cossitt, the wife of the Reverend F. B. Cossitt of the Episcopal Church, served on the Library Board of Trustees. The original structure remains intact; however, there have been extensive additions and renovations. A young Commander (later Admiral) “Bull” Halsey once lived here also.

    Flora is located right across the Del off of Churchill Ave.

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    Heritage Moreton Bay Fig Tree

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 25, 2014

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    Listed as Serial #0005 as a Heritage Tree, this beautiful Morenton Bay Fig Tree is located on the corner of Loma Ave and Flora Ave across Star Park 1121 Flora Avenue. The link below is to a map of where other trees are located.

    Serial 005 MORETON BAY FIG designated a Heritage Tree on December 7, 2011. Ficus Macrophylla, native to northeastern Australia, has heavy buttressing trunks that spread to support a massive crown that can grow to more than 100 feet in diameter http://www.coronado.ca.us/egov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item;id=4681

    The link above has the history of each beautiful tree

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    Heritage Star Pine Tree

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 25, 2014

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    Listed as Serial 003 STAR PINE located in Rotary Plaza was designated a Heritage Tree on April 3, 2008. This Araucaria Heterophylla is native to Norfolk Island in the SW Pacific and was transplanted to this location by Supt. Bandel in 1936. The project was funded by the Coronado Rotarians and has since served as the City's living Christmas tree. Star pines can grow to 100 feet in height. http://www.coronado.ca.us/egov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item;id=4681

    Listed below is a map of where other heritage trees are located. The link above has the history of each beautiful tree.

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    Star Park

    by Yaqui Updated Mar 25, 2014

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    A half-acre park, surrounded by Star Park Circle donated by J.D. Spreckels that has five streets that shoot out from the middle circle like a star. This park has many wonderful memorials. There are some nice benches and its sits among a very historic neighborhood.

    Located from Orange Avenue, head east along Park Place or Loma Ave

    Star Park, Coronado, CA 92118

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    Residential areas

    by matcrazy1 Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Don't skip (never) beautiful residential areas of Coronado - just drive or walk along them and admire beautiful houses.
    MORE: in my travelogue
    Houses of Coronado - what do you think?

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    Christmas Tree 1904

    by Yaqui Written Nov 24, 2009

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    The plaque reads: Here stands the first electrically-lighted outdoor Christmas tree, unveiled at the Hotel del Coronado on December 24, 1904.

    This plaque is located in front of the tree and to the right of hotel.

    Hotel del Coronado
    1500 Orange Ave
    Coronado, CA 92118

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    The Bank of Commerce & Trust Building 1910

    by Yaqui Written Nov 24, 2009

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    The Bank of Commerce & Trust building was built in 1910 of neo-classic design. The front is framed from ground to ceiling, pilasters capped by Corinthian capitals with inset masks, and topped with floral medallions. Just lovely! Harrison Albright was the architect for this lovely building as well as the Hotel Del Coronado. This Beaux Arts structure stands out all along Orange Avenue for 372 feet, but bends another 211 feet on Loma Ave. It was lovingly restored in 2001. I absolutely love the frieze garnished with fleurs-de-lis, lion heads. Yet, the building does not stop there of course. Mr. Speckles around 1916 had Albright design the rest of this massive structure to include a bank, Silver Strand Theatre (opened in 1917), stores, apartments, and office suites. The building also boast many wonderful amenities for its time period a built in vacuum outlets on each floor, and automatic sprinkler system with a capacity 16,000 gallons. A really beautiful structure.

    Coronado Historical Association
    Museum of History and Art
    1100 Orange Avenue
    Coronado, CA 92118

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    Walk Across The Coronado Bridge

    by Eromlap Written Feb 7, 2009

    There are two times you can walk or cycle across the Coronado bridge. Once in May and once in October (usually those two months) when they have charity events. You can get more information at www.coronadochamber.com or www.coronadovisitorcenter.com as the event draws closer.

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    Marina Building

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    Look at this pretty Marina Building with American flag on the top.

    From LINDA (lmkluque):
    The "Marina" building is actually the, "Boat House," once part of the Hotel Del Coronado. It is now used as restaurant. Years and years ago, the Scripps Institute lived there.
    Thank you Linda!

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    Coronado Gondola Rides

    by racheljapi Written Feb 5, 2005

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    Gently cruise in a private gondola through the enchanting canals and waterways of the Coronado Cays. The Gondola Company offers romantic and relaxing cruises from 11 a.m. to midnight. Each cruise is approximately one hour and includes a complimentary hors d’oeuvre or dessert plate. Blankets, an ice bucket, and wine glasses are also provided. Guests may bring their own beverage.

    Cruises are $70 for the first two people and $15 for each additional passenger up to six passengers. There are group packages.

    They provide a complimentary appetizer or dessert plate,ice buckets, glasses and wine openers. You may bring a beverage if you like. There are blankets on the boat for you and Italian style music playing on the boat.

    The appetizer plate has sliced procuito, salami, and mortedella, Caprese- sliced tomato, mozzarella, with basil and olive oil, and Italian olives.
    The dessert plate has chocolate covered strawberries.

    The cruise lasts for about one hour and goes from Loews Crown Isle Marina and travels through the canals and waterways of the Coronado Cays. The Coronado Cays is a small community about four miles south of Coronado Village.

    Reservations are required.

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