San Diego (CA) Photos

February 1, 2009

Early 20th century rails made San Diego a city

Filed under: Places to visit — Tags: , — washaw @ 6:00 am

City Photo Blog Theme Day: Paths and Passages
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The path to San Diego during the early 20th century was either by rail or by ship.  This old railroad waterfront building helped with the exchange of goods as the city of San Diego grew into todays sixth largest.   This building is located on Caesar E. Chavez Blvd. near Crosby Street Park.  The Coronado Bridge can be seen in the background.  Read about the history of rails in San Diego here and about Caesar Chavez here.

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6 Comments »

  1. I guess people just have not really lived unless they could see and experience rail travel back in the days during and before World War II when everything along railroad tracks was the place to be and be seen. This nice photograph tells the story.

    my Memories
    I wrote in my Memories blog about the roads of my youth and how they were to travel in the winter time.

    Comment by Abraham Lincoln — February 1, 2009 @ 8:03 am

  2. A railroad is a great choice for today’s theme. You got down really low to take this it seems. Nice shot.

    Comment by Jilly — February 1, 2009 @ 9:45 am

  3. Great interpretation of the theme. The building is very interesting – part brick and steel? Lots of history there.

    Comment by Felicia — February 1, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

  4. wonderful and so interesting.

    Comment by sterl the pearl — February 1, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

  5. Railroad and waterfront. Wow. Great historical choice for theme day!

    Comment by Hilda — February 1, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

  6. Interesting info about the railroad. I like the way the brick wall appears through the metal cover.

    Comment by Marc — February 4, 2009 @ 2:08 am


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