MS 73 Percy Broell Presidio Park Collection
Table of Contents
- San Diego History Center Document Collection
- Broell, Percy C.
- Percy Broell Presidio Park Collection
- MS 73
- Date [bulk]
- Bulk, 1937
- Date [inclusive]
- 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
- This collection contains manuscripts and correspondence regarding the history of Presidio Park by Percy Broell, the gardener and park superintendent largely responsible for its physical construction.
Percy Broell Presidio Park Collection, MS 73, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.
Biographical / Historical Notes
Percy Broell (1904-1982), an Iowa native, was a resident of San Diego for over 50 years. He was an active member in civic affairs, particularly in the arena of parks and recreation. Broell was the main constructor of Presidio Park, under the supervision of George Marston. After the park’s completion he remained as gardener, park foreman, and park superintendent.
Scope and Content
This collection contains manuscripts and correspondence regarding the history of Presidio Park by Percy Broell, the gardener and park superintendent largely responsible for its physical construction. The first manuscript contains a history of the park and its physical construction, including original photographs documenting its progress, as well as a history of Old San Diego. The second manuscript is a botanical guide and index.
This collection is arranged by material type.
San Diego History Center Document Collection April 12, 2017
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Collection processed by Lindsay Banuelos in March 2008.
Controlled Access Headings
- Presidio Park
- Broell, Percy C.
- Marston, George White, 1850-1946
- Warren, Jerrald
|“History of Presidio Park 1905-1937” (1 of 3), 1937||1:1|
|“History of Presidio Park 1905-1937” (2 of 3), 1937||1:2|
|“History of Presidio Park 1905-1937” (3 of 3), 1937||1:3|
|“Presidio Park: a brief history and guide,” undated|
Scope and Content:
This file contains drafts, with illustrations, of text also contained in the first manuscript.
|“Presidio Park Plant Life,” 1937||1:5|
|Research Reference, undated|
Research notes and a portion of a map.
|Correspondence (copies), 1938 November 23 – 1976 June 16 and undated|
Letters to Jerrald Warren, editor of the Union Tribune, with detailed information about George Marston and the creation of Presidio Park; a letter of recommendation for Broell from George Marston; and two letters to Jack Broell, Percy’s brother.
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