The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Winter 1982, Volume 28, Number 1
Edited by Thomas L. Scharf
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Dirt roads and a sea of newly finished or nearly finished houses were characteristic of Linda Vista during 1941-42.
Construction on the Linda Vista housing project began on March 5, 1941. Due to the urgent need for homes and a short building period, the contractors adopted mass production methods.
Although quickly built, Linda Vista was carefully planned. Many homes were placed on the gently rolling topography to take advantage of natural vistas.
Problems did persist, however, such as a lack of landscaping and dirt roads.
Linda Vista as seen from the air in September of 1952. The large complex at the center made up the community’s shopping center, which has recently been rebuilt.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS are from the San Diego History Center’s Title Insurance and Trust Collection.