|We enjoyed refreshing root beer floats one afternoon in Old Town|
Old Town San Diego
By 1846 the U.S. declared war on Mexico and a new constitution was written in 1849 and California was a state in 1850. By then the American flag was raised in the plaza and San Diego was incorporated as a city.
The San Diego Union Museum is a historic structure in Old Town San Diego.
This first office of the San Diego Union newspaper is restored to what it was when the Union printed its first edition on October 10, 1868 as a weekly paper. Visitors can view the original printroom with a Washington press and the editor's office
|Don Jose Antonio Auirre adobe mansion site|
|Don Jose Aguirre|
|Father Antonio Ubach|
Casa de Aguirre is an important landmark within the Old Town Market as it displays the life and traditions of the settlers of Old Town, San Diego’s first city. The home of Don Jose Aguirre and his family, the original adobe was built in 1853. Don Jose later gave the building and all his land to the Catholic Church. Father Antonio Ubach used the home as a site for an industrial school for Indians.
|figurines in shop next to museum in Aguire's hom|
|store room-Casa de Estudillo|
In 1907 Spreckles bought the remains of La Casa de Estudillo and started to restore Old Town. La Casa de Estudillo is a fine example of a home of a leading family of that era. It was built by Jose Estudillo with an inner courtyard with bedrooms, servants quarters, a kitchen, storage rooms, a living and dining room and a chapel. It was the social and religious center during the Mexican and early American periods
|La Casa de Estudillo|