The Journal of San Diego History
Fall 1985, Volume 31, Number 4
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

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William B. Gross

Page 299

William B. Gross, a theatrical agent and sometime actor, brought his talents to San Diego


Page 300-301

William Gross, seated in the car at the far right, on a visit to Grossmont with Fred Jackson in 1909.

Ed Fletcher

Page 303

Ed Fletcher with Grossmont in the background, c. 1908. He first filed a subdivision map in 1910 naming the area Grossmont Park.

Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Page 304-305

The Grossmont Inn built in 1913 later served as Ed Fletcher’s family residence.

Grossmont Inn

Page 304

A popular Grossmont resident, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, is seen in a photograph autographed to Ed Fletcher, c. 1907.

Grossmont home of Carrie Jacobs Bond

Page 307

The Grossmont home of Carrie Jacobs Bond, 1920.


THE PHOTOGRAPHS are from the San Diego History Center’s Title Insurance and Trust Collection.