Balboa Park and the 1915 Exposition

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The Panama-California Exposition of 1915 established San Diego as a focal point of cultural activity in California. The Spanish Colonial Revival exposition buildings, along with those from a second exposition in Balboa, house several of the great museums of San Diego. This 1,200-acre park in the central portion of the city contains the world-famous San Diego Zoo, fifteen museums, the Old Globe Theatre, sports and recreation facilities, hiking trails and some of America's most elaborate gardens. The late Richard W. Amero, longtime Balboa Park historian, wrote extensively about the park and its two expositions. His chapters on the creation of the first exposition have been edited into this essential volume on city history by Michael Kelly, president of the Committee of One Hundred. .
ISBN: 9781626193451
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Images: 152
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
One of San Diego's pre-eminent historians, Richard W. Amero was born in Massachusetts and educated in North Carolina and New York. He adopted San Diego as his home and became dedicated to Balboa Park history, writing for the Journal of San Diego History. The voluminous Richard Amero Collection is a prized feature of the San Diego History Center. Michael Kelly is the President of the Committee of 100, which was formed in 1967 to preserve the heritage of Balboa Park's historical buildings, gardens, and open spaces. The Committee of 100 is a nonprofit organization. Welton Jones wrote about arts and entertainment for The San Diego Union and, later, the Union-Tribune from 1966 to 2001. He served nine years on the board of the American Theatre Critics Association and represented the United States at various international meetings of theatre critics.
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