Local History Digital Images
The Coronado Public Library has digitized over two hundred historical images and is providing background information on each image. The Local History Digital Resources Project began with a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act through the California State Library.
The images selected and viewable on the web include: photographs of the Alfredo Ramos Martinez Murals restoration and installation project; early scenes of the U.S. Navy and naval aviation at North Island; Coronado public school buildings; the Coronado Public Library; Coronado fire engines and trucks; the former Coronado ferry boats; and maps and charts of the San Diego Bay, Coronado, and Southern California.
The images can be viewed by clicking on the following links:
Sample images below:
Aerial view of NY-1 conducting aerographic flight over Silver Strand, 1928
Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, c. 1909 (Spreckels Library)
Spanish Fiesta at Coronado Beach, 1894 (Polo Grounds)
After all five panels of the El Dia del Mercado mural by Alfredo Ramos Martinez are set in place each re-joined seam and edge had to be in-filled and painted, Coronado, 2005