The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Winter 1975, Volume 21, Number 1
James E. Moss, Editor
Henry Delano Fitch Map of the Port of San Diego
San Diego, 1850, after the sketch of Lt. Powell
MIGUEL De PEDRORENA
JOHN JUDSON AMES
WILLIAM HEATH DAVIS c 1850
Point Loma Coal Mine
Picture taken in 1953
Page 71. Juan Lorenzo Bruno Bandini and his daughter Maria Ysidora Barbara Bandini de Couts
SKETCH of the PORT OF SAN DIEGO 1850
Compiled from recent surveys
Average rise and fall of the tide, Six feet. Soundings are in fathoms at low water. Those on the bar outside were taken by officers of the U.S. Steamship Massachusetts and those inside of Port by A.B. Gray.
Page 75. Explanations
Blocks in New San Diego are all numbered and generally 300 feet by 200 feet. Lots are lettered except those in blocks 18, 19 & 20 are projected for Wharf privileges. Lots in blocks 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2, & 5 are 50 by 140 feet. Lots numbered from 1 to 38 in blocks 18 & 19 are 75 by 50 feet except No’s 7, 14, 25, & 32 of said blocks which are 75 feet square. Lots numbered from one to twenty-two and situated in block 20 are 100 by 50 feet; and those lettered H and G of blocks 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12 are 65 by 100 feet. Block 31 belongs to the United States, on which the Government has erected buildings for depot etc. Block 39 belongs to the United States for Government purposes. Lots No’s 1 to 19 inclusive in block 18 belong to the United States and Front of said block, also for Wharf purposes etc.
Streets are 75 feet wide except Atlantic and Commercial, both of which are 100 feet.