Tag Archives: Coronado

History of Coronado Tent City (Part One)

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May 20, 1927…Charles Lindbergh’s Flight to Paris

“I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. Free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.” Charles Lindbergh He looked like Adonis. And he had … Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris

Is it a flaw in the romantic imagination to believe another time period is better than one’s own? In Midnight in Paris, a screenwriter played by Owen Wilson, and his whiny fiancee played by Rachel McAdams, accompany her parents to … Continue reading

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Lois Long’s Turmoil of the Holidays

No can tell it like Lois Long aka Lipstick at The New Yorker. In December 1926, she wrote: “The turmoil of the holidays now being upon us, people with headaches and hangovers are wistfully contemplating exeunts either to the bracing … Continue reading

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Spreckels Mansion Roaring Twenties Grandeur

Built in 1908, for a gentleman called the “Patron Saint of Coronado”,  John D. Spreckels’ Mansion on the Bay has been restored to its Roaring Twenties Grandeur by the Glorietta Bay Inn.   Art Deco bannisters line the marble staircase to bedrooms … Continue reading

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Splendid Summer

Splendid Summer captures San Diego during the Roaring Twenties with its glorious Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Tent City, Dance Pavillion, Speakeasies, and Bathing Beauty Contests. Grace Wentworth’s plans for a splendid summer go awry when her guardian uncle dies and … Continue reading

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