Crone's Cobblestone Cottage (top banner)
Cottage with Front Steps
Decorative Arts and Crafts Squares

California Historical Landmarks in San Diego

BED and BREAKFAST
Arts & Crafts Style Bungalow
Phone - 619.295.4765
Historic Site Built in 1913
Arts and Crafts style Navigation marker in Willow font
Bed and Breakfast
The Cottage
Living Areas
Guest Rooms
Book Art
Ponder Post
LFL
Mission Hills
San Diego
Area Map
Reservations

California Historical Landmark No. 244

DERBY DIKE

Until 1853 the erratic San Diego River dumped tons of debris into the harbor or poured into False Bay, now Mission Bay. At times it threatened to destroy Old Town San Diego. Lieutenant George Horatio Derby, U.S. Topographical Corps, built a dike that diverted the waters into False Bay. This was the first effort to tame the river, and one of the first U.S. Government projects in California. The river was not fully harnessed until the 1950s.

Location: Presidio Park, SE corner of Taylor St and Presidio Dr, San Diego

(From the California Office of Historical Preservation page of San Diego County Historical Landmarks.)

Link to Yelp
Link to Trip Advisor
A registered Historical Landmark surrounded by historic sites.
Decorative Arts and Crafts Squares