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The Journal of San Diego History
Summer 1986, Volume 32, Number 3
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

Back to the article: Vallejo’s Plan of the San Diego Presidio

Plan of the San Diego Presidio  
The Plan of the San Diego Presidio completed by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo and dated 1820.

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west side of the doorway  
Remains of the west side of the doorway, from the nave into the side chapel, with archaeologist’s 5′ square for size; arrow points to magnetic north.

San Diego Presidio excavation  
San Diego Presidio excavation in progress during 1969.

Chapel and ruins of the altar after excavation  
Looking east down the nave at the sanctuary of the Chapel and ruins of the altar after excavation.

Phoenix button  
Phoenix button as found.

In order to reduce the chance of missing something this excavator is sifting the loosened earth through a geologist.

This earth oven (“barbecue pit”) was one of three bits of evidence as to how cooking was carried out, the other two being another cooking pit and the base of a “beehive” oven probably used for baking bread. Photo by Ron May.