U.S. Grant, Jr.: A Builder of San Diego images

January 1, 1981

The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Winter 1981, Volume 27, Number 1
Thomas L. Scharf, Managing Editor

U.S. GRANT, JR.: A BUILDER OF SAN DIEGO

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Page 2. The Grant family: left to right, Julia Grant, Frederick Dent, U.S. Grant, U.S. Grant Jr., Nellie Grant and Jesse Grant.

 

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Page 4. Anna Held, the governess employed by U.S. Grant Jr., and three of his older children: Miriam, Julia and Chaffee. Over the years Anna developed the Green Dragon Colony in La Jolla.

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Page 5. The Havermale Mansion at the corner of Eighth and Ash Streets became the new home of the Grant family. It was purchased for only a fourth of what Samuel Havermale had paid for it.

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Page 7. The Santa Fe Depot, c. 1888.

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Page 8-9. The U.S. Grant Hotel and Horton Plaza about 1912. The hotel officially opened on October 10, 1910. It contained 437 rooms, 350 of which had private baths. Other features included a roof garden, palm court, bivouac grill, dining room and magnificent ballroom. Designed by Harrison Allbright, the building received world-wide recognition.

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Page 10. The ballroom of the U.S. Grant Hotel, c. 1918

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Page 12. The U.S. Grant Jrs. at Merryweather Farm in New York state. Left to right, Mrs. U.S. Grant Jr. and Fannie Chaffee Grant. The three children are Chaffee, Miriam (middle) and Julia

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Page 13. The Sweetwater Cottage owned by U.S. Grant Jr. is shown somewhat remodeled in this modern photograph.

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Page 14. U.S. Grant Jr. in later years. He died in 1929 at the age of seventy-seven.