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Coronado Railroad Designation to be Challenged

By Bruce Coons

Canfield-Wright rescued from demolition

Photo courtesy Coons Collection, circa 1900

The City of Chula Vista, City of San Diego, and the San Diego Unified Port District are violating their legal, moral and ethical duty to protect historical resources within their jurisdictions. This is a severely misguided effort to deprive present and future generations of the enjoyment of this important resource in favor of short-term private development.

They have requested the State Historical Resources Board hold a hearing asking that the Historical Designation be overturned.

They have refused to meet with us and work out a solution, which would allow the development to proceed while preserving the resource. We have tried to present the solutions, which are relatively easy to implement, through their Attorney Marie Burke Lia. So far it has fallen on deaf ears. They simply believe they can do whatever they please regardless of the damage they cause. This arrogant attack on the designation must be stopped in its tracks.

The State Board will hear their request on November 8th at Riverside. We are chartering a bus and would like to have as many of you as possible attend the meeting to show your support for preserving this important link to our past and future. What reasonable person in this day and age would think that ripping out a rail line is a good idea?

Remember you can ride this historic line on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month between 12:00 and 4:00pm, leaving from the Historic Santa Fe Depot in National City at Bay Marina Drive and Harrison, call (619) 474-4400 for more information.

2002 - Volume 33, Issue 4


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Canfield-Wright House Rescued from Demolition!

Temple Beth Triumphant!

Coronado Railroad Designation to be Challenged

Executive Director Report

President's Message

SOHO Files Suit to Protect Red Roost and Red Rest Cottages

Border Field State Park

Volunteer Profile, Sandé Lollis

Getting To Know Your San Diego

Historical Resources Board

Welcome New SOHO Board of Directors

Remember SOHO in Your Will

Latest on the Old Police Headquarters

Remembering Claire

The Whaley House Junior Docent Program

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Around the Whaley House

Strength in Numbers

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