Horton’s Purchase: The Real Story

January 1, 1987

The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Winter 1987, Volume 33, Number 1
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

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Horton's Purchase

Document from San Diego Historical Society’s Research Archives showing “Horton’s Purchase” of May 10, 1867.

Horton's New San Diego

A partial section of the earliest known photograph of Horton’s New San Diego. The photo was taken in the late spring of 1870 from the balcony of the John Grosback house, Seventh and Ash Streets.

Alonzo Horton

Alonzo Horton as a young man.

Map of San Diego

Map of San Diego
Based on James Pascoe’s Map of 1870
Showing Numbered Pueblo Lots, New San Deigo (New town). Middletown, City Park Reservation (Balboa Park) and Horton’s Addition, including P.L. 1132. Streets designated are only approximate locations with respect to Pueblo Lot lines.